Academic Catalog 2023–2024

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Department of Social and Education Sciences


The Department of Social and Education Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with faculty committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences, including political science, political science/international affairs, psychology, interdisciplinary gender studies, education, and migration studies. We also offer five minors in conflict analysis and resolution, legal studies, political science/international affairs, psychology, and sociology; and two diplomas: Teaching Diploma and Diploma in Learning Disability and Giftedness. 

The department provides you with a rich variety of courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and specialized coursework in the area of gender studies. 

Upon graduation you have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of paths in public or private intuitions in Lebanon and outside Lebanon. You can also apply for graduate studies in Lebanon, Europe and US.

Degrees Offered

Minors and Diplomas

Faculty and Staff


  • Sami Baroudi, Ph.D., Political Science
  • Mona Majdalani, Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction

Associate Professors 

  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs    Chair
  • Rima Bahous, Ed.D., Applied Linguistics & TESOL
  • Ahmad Oueini, Ph.D., Education, Counseling and Special Education
  • Imad Salamey, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs
  • Ketty McGill Sarouphim, Ph.D., Psychology & Education
  • Rudy Abi Habib, Ph.D., Psychology

Assistant Professors 

  • Jasmin Lilian Diab, Ph.D., Migration Studies
  • Jeffrey G. Karam, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs
  • Jo Alix Kelcey, Ph.D., International Education
  • Myriam El Khoury Malhame, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Fadi Nicholas Nassar, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs
  • Diane Issa Nauffal, Ph.D., Educational Management & Policy, Director, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Rayya Younes, Ph.D. Mathematics Education
  • Sahar Obeid, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Zina Sawaf, Ph.D., Gender Studies
  • Pia Tohme, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Wissam Kheir, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Marie-Anne el Khoury, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Tony Sawma, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Lina Kreidie, Ph.D., Gender Studies
  • Joseph Prosper El Helou, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs

Visiting Lecturers

  • Latife Reda, Visiting Lecturer of Political Science

Research Faculty

  • Maria-Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Psychology

Senior Instructors

  • Sami Garabedian, Senior Director of Athletics 
  • Loulwa Kaloyeros, M.S., Psychology      (on leave during Fall 2023)


  • Maya El Hoss, Lead Early Childhood Center Supervisor Beirut
  • Dina Noueiri, Senior Academic Assistant           Beirut
  • Chantal Chaoul, Senior Academic Assistant       Beirut
  • Lorita Hanna, Academic Assistant                        Byblos

Contact Information


  • Phone number: Extension 1648
  • Address: Orme Gray Hall 404
  • Phone number: Extension 1981
  • Address: Orme Gray Hall 536
  • Website


  • Phone number: Extension 2481
  • Address: Block A, Office 804 A
  • Website