Elie Samia has a 22-year experience in university teaching at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in the academic fields of political science, sociology and cultural studies. He is a lecturer in Political Science and Sociology.
He was the director of guidance at LAU (2005-2010), responsible for student development and academic welfare.
Samia became the executive director of outreach and civic engagement in 2010 and is responsible for a plethora of student leadership and civic engagement programs.
He is also the program director of the Global Classrooms LAU Model United Nations (2005-present), of the Model Arab League Program (2011- present), and of the USAID University Scholarship Program (2010-present). He was also the faculty advisor for the Harvard World Model United Nations (2003-2005).
He has given more than 200 workshops to diverse audiences, ranging from youth associations to corporate employees in Lebanon and abroad, on educational leadership, negotiations, emotional intelligence, team building and project management
- DEA in Political Sociology from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
- B.A. and an M.A. degree in Political Sociology from the American University in Cairo
Executive director of Outreach and Civic Engagement & Director of USAP/USAID