Lebanese American University

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Administrative Officers

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Academic Officers

School of Architecture & Design

  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D., Dean
  • Farid Jureidini, B.A., Assistant Dean
  • Rachid Chamoun, Ph.D., Interim Chair, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Yasmine Taan, Ph.D., Chair, Art and Design
  • Silia Abou Arbid, B.Arch, Program Director, Foundation Studies
  • Pierre Hage Boutros, D.E.S, Associate Chair, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Melissa Plourde, M.F.A., Associate Chair, Art and Design

School of Arts & Sciences

  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., Dean
  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  • Iman Osta, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Communication Arts
  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Mona Nabhani, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Education
  • Kristiaan Aercke, Ph.D., Chair, Department of English
  • Paul Tabar, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Humanities
  • Roy Khalaf, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Social Sciences
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Acting Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
  • George Sadaka, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of English
  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Associate Chair, Department of Humanities
  • Ralph Abi Habib, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
  • Imad Salamey, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Social Sciences

Adnan Kassar School of Business

  • Said Ladki, Ph.D., Interim Dean
  • Abdallah Dah, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  • Salpie Djoundourian, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  • Ghassan Dibeh, Ph.D., Chair, Economics Department
  • Elias Raad, Ph.D., Chair, Finance & Accounting Department
  • Josiane Sreih, Ph.D., Chair, Hospitality & Marketing Department
  • Khodr Fakih, S.J.D., Chair, Information Technology & Operation Management; Director, LL.M.
  • Silva Karkoulian, Ed.D., Chair, Management Studies Department
  • Walid Marrouch, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Economics Department
  • Armond Manassian, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Finance & Accounting Department
  • Maya Farah, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Hospitality & Marketing Department
  • Guy Assaker, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Information Technology & Operation Management
  • Leila Messarra, Ed.D., Director, MBA
  • Jalal Armache, Ph.D., Director, EMBA

School of Engineering

  • George E. Nasr, Ph.D., Dean
  • Raymond Ghajar, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  • Barbar Akle, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  • Cesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Chair, Civil Engineering
  • Zahi Nakad, Ph.D., Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Michel Khoury, Ph.D., Chair, Industrial & Mechanical Engineering; Coordinator, Petroleum Engineering Program
  • Jean Chatila, Ph.D., Coordinator, Beirut Campus Engineering Programs

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

  • Michel Mawad, M.D., Dean
  • Zeinat Hijazi, M.B.B.ch., DCH, MRCP, FRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, Associate Dean for Medical Education
  • Sola Bahous, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Rajaa Chatila, M.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Eddie Abdallah, M.D., FACS, Chair, Surgery; Head, Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Elie Abi Nader, M.D., Acting Chair, Anesthesiology
  • Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., Director, Clinical Simulation Center
  • Nadia El Asmar, M.D., Director, OSCE and Clinical Skills Program; Associate Director, Clinical Simulation Center
  • Noha Doueihi, M.D., Acting Chair, Pathology
  • Selim Nader, M.D., Director, Medical Education
  • Zeina Tannous, M.D., Chair, Dermatology
  • Hussein Farhat, M.D., Acting Chair, Laboratory Medicine
  • Daniel Mahfoud, M.D., Chair, Radiology
  • Gerard Wakim, M.D., Acting Chair, Pediatrics
  • Tony Zreik, M.D., Assistant Dean for Business Development

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing

  • Anahid Kulwicki, Ph.D., Dean
  • Myrna Doumit, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

School of Pharmacy

  • Imad Btaiche, Pharm.D., Dean
  • Anthony Capomacchia, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
  • Soumana Nasser, Pharm.D., Chair, Pharmacy Practice
  • Roy Kanbar, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Director, Experiential Education

Graduate Studies & Research

  • Pierre Zalloua, Ph.D., Dean

Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

  • Lina Abirafeh, Ph.D., Director


  • Cendrella Habre, M.S., Director, Riyad Nassar Library, Beirut
  • Joseph Hage, M.A., Director, Library, Byblos

New York Academic Center

  • Lina Beydoun, Ph.D., Academic Executive Director

Continuing Education Program

  • Michel Majdalani, M.B.A., Director, Beirut

Student Development and Enrollment Management Officers

Enrollment Management

  • Abdo GhiĆ©, M.A.P., Assistant Vice President

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D., Beirut
  • Mars Semaan, Ph.D., Byblos


  • Nada Hajj, M.S., Director, Beirut


  • Sami Garabedian, M.S.Ed., Director, Beirut
  • Joe Moujaes, M.S., Director, Byblos

Continuing Education Program (CEP)

  • Mimi Melki Jeha, Ph.D., Director of CEP, Byblos/Director of University Testing Services

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Ghada Abi Fares, M.B.A., University Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Outreach and Civic Engagement

  • Elie Samia, M.A., Assistant Vice President


  • Annie Lajinian-Magarian, M.Ed., University Registrar
  • Fouad Salibi, B.A., Deputy Registrar

Residence Halls

  • Hiam Musharrafieh, M.A., Supervisor, Beirut
  • Assia Kanaan, M.Ed., Supervisor, Beirut
  • Suzy Saba, T.S., Supervisor, Byblos

Student Recruitment

  • Michel Najjar, M.S., Executive Director of Student Recruitment

Testing Services

  • Mimi Melki Jeha, Ph.D., Director of CEP, Byblos/Director of University Testing Services

Human Resources and University Services Officers

Business Services

  • Salim Chehab, B.E., Assistant Vice President
  • Jassim Othman, B.E., Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Ghassan Atwi, B.A., B.S., Director, Procurement, Beirut
  • Antoine Faris, M.S., Director, Procurement, Byblos
  • Jean Rizk, M.B.A., Director, Supply

Facilities Management

  • George Hamouche, M.S., Assistant Vice President
  • Shaheen Bou Jawdeh, B.E., Executive Director, Project Management & Contract Administration
  • Joseph Shebaya, Diplome, Executive Director, Planning & Renovations
  • Roger Haddad, M.B.A., Director, Physical Plant, Beirut
  • Ziad Haddad, M.E., M.B.A, Director, Physical Plant, Byblos
  • Nabil Bedran, B.E., Director, Capital Construction Management, Beirut
  • Toufic Smayra, Ph.D., Director, Capital Construction Management, Byblos

Human Resources

  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President
  • Nicolas Majdalani, License, Director of BPR & HRA
  • Ruba Nassar Tohme, M.B.A., Director of Compensation & Benefits

Information Technology

  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Assistant Vice President
  • Roula Hage, Diplome, Director, IT Applications & Solutions
  • Hamid Saliba, Diplome, Director, IT Network, Telecommunications & Multimedia


  • Major Ahmad Hassouna, Lieutenant, Director

Finance Officers

Budget and Financial Planning

  • Sonia Hajjar, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Finance/Budget & Grants

Grants and Contracts

  • Sonia Hajjar, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Finance/Budget & Grants

University Comptroller

  • Elias Kassis, License, Assistant Vice President, Finance/Operations
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President, Finance/University Comptroller

Business Office

  • Michel Chahine, M.S., Comptroller, Byblos
  • Farid Daoud, M.B.A., Comptroller, University Comptroller
  • Naji Medlej, D.E.A., Comptroller, Beirut

University Advancement Officers


  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Assistant Vice President, Development, Middle East & Europe
  • Lana Abou Teen, M.A., Director of Development
  • Nicole Barghoud, B.A., Director of Development
  • Shannon Connelly, Ph.D., Director of Major Gifts, New York

Advancement Services

  • Amal Abdel Massih, B.S., Executive Director, Advancement Services

Alumni Relations Office

  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations, Beirut
  • Edward Shiner, M.A., Director, Alumni & Special Projects, New York

LAU NY Operations

  • Marge Pfleiderer, B.A., Executive Director, LAU NY Operations
  • Elida Jbeili, M.A., Director, Communications, LAU NY Operations

Marketing & Communications

  • Gabriel Abiad, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications
  • Alain Mouhawej, B.S., Director, Creative Services
  • Karina Rodriguez, B.A., Director, Online Communications
  • Nada Torbey, M.A., Director, Public Relations

Institutional Research and Assessment Office

  • Diane Issa Nauffal, Ph.D., Executive Director

Internal Audit Office

  • Khaled Abou El Hosn, M.B.A, C.P.A, Director

University Enterprise Office

  • Walid Touma, Ph.D., Director

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