Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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University Administrators

Former LAU Presidents

  • Frances Irwin, 1924–1935
  • Winifred Shannon, 1935–1937   Acting
  • William A. Stoltzfus, 1937–1958
  • James H. Nicol, 1941–1943  Acting
  • Rhoda Orme, 1954–1955   Acting
  • Grace Loucks Elliot, 1958–1959  Acting
  • Frances M. Gray, 1959–1965
  • Salwa Nassar, 1965–1967
  • Cornelius B. Houk, Feb. 1967–June 1967   Acting
  • Marie Sabri, 1967–1969  Acting
  • William H. Schechter, 1969–1973
  • Albert Y. Badre, 1973–1982
  • Riyad F. Nassar, 1982–2004
  • Joseph G. Jabbra, 2004-2020

Executive Officers


Michel E. Mawad, M.D.

President’s Office

  • Diane Nauffal, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Institutional Research & Assessment
  • Christian Oussi, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the President for Public Affairs
  • Saad A.A. El Zein, B.S., Assistant to the President for Special Projects
  • Jennifer Skulte-Oueiss, Ph.D., Title IX Director
  • Khaled Abou El Hosn, M.B.A, Director of Internal Audit
  • Michel Dagher, M.E.,M.B.A., Director of Internal Audit for LAU Health Facilities
  • Lina Abi-Rafeh, Ph.D., Director of Arab Institute of Women, New York
  • Myriam Sfeir, M.S., Director of Arab Institute of Women, Beirut
  • Nadim Shehadi, M.A., Academic Executive Director, New York


George E. Nasr, Ph.D.

Provost’s Office

  • Barbar Akle, Ph.D., Associate Provost for International Education and Programs
  • Rula Diab, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Academic Operations
  • Michel Khoury, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Jordan Srour, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Educational Resources and Innovation
  • Hussein Hassan, Ph.D., Director of Academic Compliance
  • Ghada Naous, M.S., Director of Honors Program
  • Mario Rebeiz, M.A., Director of Grants and Contracts


  • Charles Abou Rjeily, Licence, Finance
  • Elie Badr, Ph.D., Business Development and Global Affairs
  • Roy Majdalani, B.E., M.B.A., Administration
  • Elise Salem, Ph.D., Student Development & Enrollment Management
  • George Najjar, Ph.D., University Advancement
  • Tony G. Zreik, M.D., M.B.A., Health Affairs

Assistant Vice-Presidents

  • Gabriel Abiad, M.B.A., Strategic Communications
  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Information Technology
  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Human Resources
  • Michel Chahine, M.B.A., Finance-Operations
  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Enrollment Management
  • Georges Hamouche, M.S., Facilities Management
  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Alumni Relations
  • Nadya Mikdashi, M.A., Development   New York
  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Development
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Finance-Corporate
  • Elie Samia, M.A., Outreach & Civic Engagement

General Counsel

Nour Hajjar, LL.M.

Academic Deans

  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D., School of Architecture & Design
  • Cathia Jenainati, Ph.D., School of Arts & Sciences
  • Wassim Shahin, Ph.D., Adnan Kassar School of Business
  • Lina Karam, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow, School of Engineering
  • Sola Aoun Bahous, M.D., Ph.D., Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury  School of Medicine
  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D., Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing  Interim
  • Naser Alsharif, Pharm.D., School of Pharmacy
  • Samer Saab, Ph.D., Graduate Studies & Research

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Beirut
  • Jad Abdallah, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Byblos

Academic Officers

School of Architecture & Design


  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Sophie Khayat, D.E.S.


  • Maroun El-Daccache, Ph.D., Architecture & Interior Design
  • Hanibal Srouji, M.F.A., Art & Design

Associate Chairs

  • Melissa Plourde Khoury, D.N.S.E.P., Art & Design
  • Roula El Khoury, M.U.P., Architecture & Interior Design


  • Silia Abou Arbid, B.Arch., Foundation Program & Interim Director of the Fashion Design Program
  • Abdallah Kahil, Ph.D., M.A. in Islamic Art Program

School of Arts & Sciences


  • Cathia Jenainati, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean

  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D.

Assistant Deans

  • Samer Habre, Ph.D.
  • Robin Taleb, Ph.D.


  • Vahid Behmardi, Ph.D., Communication, Arts, and Languages
  • Nader El Khatib, Ph.D. Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Social and Education Sciences
  • Brigitte Wex, Ph.D., Natural Sciences
  • Rony Khnayzer, Ph.D., Liberal Education

Adnan Kassar School of Business


  • Wassim Shahin, Ph.D.

Associate Deans

  • Abdallah Dah, Ph.D.
  • Salpie Djoundourian, Ph.D.


  • Wissam Abdallah, Ph.D., Finance & Accounting
  • Ghassan Dibeh, Ph.D., Economics
  • Raed El Khalil, Ph.D., Information Technology & Operation Management
  • Maya Farah, Ph.D., Marketing
  • Said Ladki, Ph.D., Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Josiane Sreih, Ph.D., Management Studies

Associate Chairs

  • Ali Fakih, Ph.D., Economics
  • Silva Karkoulian, Ph.D., Management Studies


  • Jalal Armache, Ph.D., E.M.B.A. Program
  • Khodr Fakih, Ph.D., Legal Studies
  • Rabih Nehme, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program

School of Engineering


  • Lina Karam, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow

Associate Dean

  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D.


  • John Khoury, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
  • Jimmy Issa, Ph.D., Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering


  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering
  • Jean Chatila, Ph.D., Beirut Campus Engineering Programs   Interim
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Mechatronics Engineering
  • Pierrette Zouein, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Interim Dean 

  • Sola Aoun Bahous, MD, PhD, MHPE

Associate Dean

  • Sola Aoun Bahous, MD, PhD, MHPE, Medical Education

Assistant Deans

  • Vanda Abi Raad, MD, MHPE, Faculty Affairs and Development
  • Rajaa Chatila, MD, Graduate Medical Education
  • Andre Megarbane, MD, PhD, Research
  • Tony Zreik, MD, MBFA, Business Development


  • Elie Abi Nader, M.D., Anesthesiology
  • Rechdi Ahdab, M.D., Neurology
  • Chahine Assi, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery & Trauma​, Surgery
  • Noha Bejjani, M.D., Pathology          Acting
  • Jamal Bleik, M.D., Ophtalmology
  • Hussein Farhat, M.D., Laboratory Medicine          Acting
  • Daniel Mahfoud, M.D., Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics   Acting
  • Andre Megarbane, MD, Human Genetics
  • Jacques Mokhbat, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Rami Saade, M.D., Ear, Nose & Throat      Acting
  • Zeina Tannous, M.D., Dermatology
  • Gerard Wakim, M.D., Pediatrics      Acting
  • Tony Zreik, M.D., M.B.A., Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., Clinical Simulation Center

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing


  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D.  Interim

Nursing Program Director

  • Rita Doumit, Ph.D., MPH, RN

School of Pharmacy


  • Naser Alsharif, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean

  • Roy Kanbar, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Academic Affairs

Assistant Dean

  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Student Affairs       Acting


  • Mohammad Mroueh, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Soumana Nasser, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Practice


  • Nibal Chamoun, Pharm.D., PGY1 Residency Program
  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Experiential Education

Graduate Studies and Research


  • Samer Saab, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Walid Marrouch, Ph.D.


  • Ralph Abi-Habib, Ph.D., Sponsored Programs
  • Joseph Stephan, Ph.D., Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Research Ethical Compliance

Faculty Senate

  • John Khoury, Ph.D., Chair  Byblos
  • Mirvat El Sibai, Ph.D., Vice Chair  Beirut
  • Gretchen King, Ph.D.

University Enterprise Office/ LAU Consult

  • Walid Touma, Ph.D., Director


  • Marie-Therese Mitri, M.S., Senior Director of Public Services, Research & Instruction
  • Hweida Kammourie, M.S., Lead Director of Collection Management

Student Development & Enrollment Management

Vice President

  • Elise Salem, Ph.D.

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D.  Beirut
  • Jad Abdallah, Ph.D.   Byblos

Student Services Office

  • Aya El Mir, M.B.A., Director of Student Services, Beirut
  • Zeina Trad Barakat, M.B.A., Director of Student Services, Byblos


  • Sami Garabedian, M.S., Senior Director of Athletics Beirut
  • Joe Moujaes, M.A., Lead Director of Athletics Byblos

Residence Halls

  • Assia Kanaan, M.Ed., Senior Residence Hall Supervisor  Beirut
  • Suzy Saba, T.S., Senior Residence Hall Manager   Byblos

Enrollment Management

  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management


  • Nada Hajj, M.S., Senior  Director of Admissions

Student Recruitment

  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Director   Acting

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Ghada Abi Fares, M.B.A., Senior  Director of Financial Aid & Scholarship Office (FASO)


  • Annie Lajinian-Magarian, M.A., Senior University Registrar

Outreach & Civic Engagement

  • Elie Samia, M.A., Assistant Vice-President of Outreach & Civic Engagement & Director of USAID

Office of International Services

  • Dina Abdul Rahman, M.B.A., Director of International Services & Executive Director of MEPI-TL Grants

Finance Officers

Vice President

  • Charles Abou Rjeily, Licence


  • Michel Chahine, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Finance - Operations
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Finance - Corporate Affairs

Budgets and Financial Planning

  • Naji Medlej, D.E.A., Executive Director

Corporate Affairs

  • Farid El-Daoud, MBA, Comptroller, Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • Joe Nohra, E.M.B.A., Director of Personnel Accounts

Business Office

  • Rola Fares, B.B.A., Comptroller  Beirut
  • Michel Chahine, M.S., Senior Comptroller  Byblos

Finance, Grants & Contract Office


  • Eliane El-Beyrouthy, M.S., Director

Administration Officers

Vice President

  • Roy Majdalani, B.E., M.B.A.

Human Resources

  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Human Resources
  • Grace Nohra-Lebbos, E.M.B.A., Executive Director, Staff Relations & Development
  • Nicolas Majdalani, Licence, Senior Director, Business Process Reengineering & HR Analytics
  • Ruba Nassar-Tohme, M.B.A., Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits
  • Antoinette Fahed-Daher, Maitrise, Lead Director, Campus Compensation & Benefits Beirut
  • Indji Dagher, B.A., Director of Staff Recruitment

Facilities Management

  • Georges Hamouche, M.S., Assistant Vice-President for Facilities Management
  • Shaheen Bou Jaoude, B.E., Executive Director, Project Management & Contract Administration
  • Joseph Shebaya, D.I., Executive Director, Planning & Renovations
  • Roger Haddad, B.E., M.B.A., Senior Director, Physical Plant  Beirut
  • Ziad Haddad, B.E., Senior Director, Physical Plant   Byblos
  • Nabil Bedran, B.E., Senior Director, Capital Construction Management   Beirut
  • Toufic Smayra, B.E., Senior Director, Capital Construction Management  Byblos
  • Roula Boustany, Lead Director, Operations and Maintenance

Information Technology

  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Assistant Vice-President for Information Technology
  • Roula Matta Hage, Diplôme, Senior Director, IT Applications and Solutions
  • Rodolph Aouad, B.S., Director, IT Security
  • Hamid Saliba, Diplôme, Senior Director, IT Infrastructure
  • Hady Tanissa, Senior Director, IT Support

Business Services

  • Jassim Othman, B.E., Acting Assistant Vice-President for Business Services, Senior Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Emad Abdennour, M.S., Director of Procurement


  • Ahmad Hassouna, Senior Director of Protection

University Advancement Office

  • George Najjar, Ph.D., Vice-President
  • Gabriel Abiad, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Strategic Communications
  • Nada Torbey, M.A., Senior Director of Media & Public Relations
  • Karina Rodriguez, B.A., Lead Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Serge Zahar, D.E.S. S., Lead Director of Creative Services
  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Alumni Relations
  • Nadya Mikdashi, M.A., Assistant Vice-President for Development   New York
  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Assistant Vice-President for Development
  • Amal Abdel Massih, B.S., Executive Director of Advancement Services
  • Marjorie Pfleiderer, B.A., Executive Director of Operations  New York
  • Edward Shiner, M.M., Director Alumni and Special Projects   New York

Internal Audit Office

  • Khaled Abul-Husn, M.B.A., C.P.A., Director

Internal Audit Office for LAU Health Facilities

  • Michel Dagher, M.E., M.B.A., Director