The School of Arts & Sciences

Hagop A. Yacoubian

Dr. Hagop A. Yacoubian joined the Education Department in fall 2018 as an associate professor of education. He holds a PhD in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta in Canada. His research generally involves exploring how future citizens can be empowered so that they develop a critical mindset and engage in democratic decision-making processes. One particular focus involves the preparation of scientifically literate future citizens and how the teaching of history and philosophy of science, within the context of school science education, can facilitate such a preparation.

Dr. Yacoubian is the author of the book Critical Thinking at the Armenian Schools in Lebanon (Haigazian University Press, 2016) and the co-editor of a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education on Rethinking Education for Citizenship (Routledge, 2015). His new co-edited volume Nature of Science for Social Justice (Springer, 2020) is scheduled for release later this year ( His publications have also appeared in various international academic journals.

Dr. Yacoubian has consulted schools and projects as well as trained teachers and school administrators in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Previously, he has worked as a school science teacher and has served as the Head of the Science Department at a K-12 school. Most recently, prior to joining LAU, he was associate professor of education and the chair of the Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Haigazian University.

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Academic degrees

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