Office Of The Dean



Executive Team

Dean of the Faculty
Nadia Maria El Cheikh​

Ext: 3800

Associate Dean for ​​Curriculum and Graduate Studies
Saouma Boujaoude​

Ext: 3887

Associate Dean for Research
Colin Smith

Ext: 3817

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Bana Bashour

Ext: 3833

​​​Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, General Education, and the Core
Nader El-​Bizri


​Assistant to the Dean for Laboratory Affairs

Theodor Christidis
​​Ext:​ 4306​

Administrative Team​​

Financial Executive Officer
Abeer Khoury Yazbek

Ext: 3813

Executive Academic Officer
Zeina Halabieh​

Ext: 3814

Recruitment Officer
Nadine Rizk

Ext: 3808

Faculty Grants and Travel Officer
Heghnar Yeghiayan

Ext: 3812

Research Initiatives and Special Projects Officer
Rima Rassi

Ext: 3807

Secretary to the Dean
Wadad Batrawi ​

Ext: 3800

IT Manager
Razan Harb

Ext: 3816

Senior IT Field Support Engineer
Bassel Baker

Ext: 3815

IT Field Support Engineer
Jad Daniel

Ext: 4026

Shahin Kablan


​Student Services Team

Director of Student Services
Leila Knio

Ext: 3810

Undergraduate Student Officer
Najla Yakteen

Ext: 3809

Graduate Studies Officer
Adriana Zanaty

Ext: 3833

Student Services Administrative Officer
Yasmine Moubasher

Ext: 3804

Endowed Chairs

Alfred H. Howel Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology: Onur Yildirim

Altaf S. Al Sabah Visiting Chair in Women and Societal Development Studies: Lama Abu-Odeh

Edward Said Chair in American Studies: (not currently filled)

Jabre-Khawarizmi Endowed Chair in Arabic and Islamic Science: George Saliba

Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic: Ramzi Baalbaki

Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship: William Joshua Hudelson

Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences: (not currently filled)

Philip Habib Chair in Political Science and Diplomacy: (not currently filled)

Philippe Jabre Endowed Professorship in Art History and Curating: Juli Carson

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Chair in Islamic Studies: (not currently filled)