Samir Malti was appointed as of September 1, 2016, as an instructor of Arabic language, technical writing, grammar, and syntax courses in the Arabic and Near Eastern Languages Department. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Art in Arabic Language and Literature in 1974, along with a teaching diploma 1974 from the American University of Beirut. He subsequently earned his Master’s Degree in Arabic Language and Literature from the American University of Beirut in 1976, and has extensive work experience in teaching Arabic Language and Literature in many secondary schools and universities in Lebanon, as well as being an intermittent part-time instructor at the American University of Beirut. He has also instructed courses in translation in various universities, including courses at the Saint Joseph University School of Translation and the Extension Program at the American University of Beirut. His independent work has included translating books, and also journal articles from English into Arabic for various universities. He has also given lectures and courses in Classical Arabic and Colloquial for foreigners at the CAMES Program at AUB in 2010, and the SINARC Program at LAU in 2011. He has also been participating in research with the Arabic and Near Eastern Languages Department, most recently since 2006. As an instructor and researcher, he is interested in short stories and has published four short stories for children in Arabic. In 2018, he has supervised and edited 5 translated books for Jules Verne, The Illyad, and The Odyssey. He will also be involved in the research activities of the Arabic and Near Eastern Languages Department.