Faculty of Humanities
Historical Overview


The Faculty of Humanities had its place with the two other founding faculties at NDU: The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, and The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.

During its early years as LCHE, the Faculty mainly provided the NDU community with service courses in the English language, Human Thought, Arabic, Religion, Political Science among others. In 1987, a B.A. in Communication Arts and a B.A. in Interior and Graphic Design were offered. In 1991, the B.A. in Advertizing and Marketing was introduced. Between 1993 and 1999, additional degrees in English, Translation, Physical Education, Arabic, International Affairs and Diplomacy on both the undergraduate and graduate levels were successfully introduced.

The Faculty of Humanities had become so large by 1999 that as of 2000, the Faculty of Political Science and the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design were founded as independent entities.

Since 2000, the Faculty has added a B.A. in Psychology; an application for authorization by the Ministry of Education to offer an M.A. in Psychology has been submitted.

Today, in addition to offering General Education courses and a large variety of elective courses, the Faculty of Humanities offers 8 undergraduate degrees and 6 M.A. programs. It also offers Teaching Diplomas and Certificates and welcomes a large number of Intensive English students each semester.

Deans of the Faculty of Humanities

Mrs. Fay Niewiadomsky 1987-1991
Dr. Nemer Frayha 1991-1994
Dr. Assad Eid 1993-2000
Dr. Boulos Sarru' 2000-2006
Dr. Carol Kfouri (Acting Dean) 2006-2007
Dr. Carol Kfouri 2007- 2012
Dr. Mary-Angela Willis (Acting Dean) 2012-2013
Dr. Mary-Angela Willis 2013-2014
Dr. Kamal Abouchedid 2014- present