More about Anies Al-Hroub

Panel Speaker for Innovating Education to Reform Arab Societies

Anies Al-Hroub is the Chairperson of the Department of Education at the American University of Beirut.

He is an Associate Professor of Education Psychology and Special Education and the coordinator of the special education program. Al-Hroub completed his Ph.D. and MPhil in Special Education (Giftedness and Learning Disabilities) from the University of Cambridge and his MA (Special Education) and BA (Psychology) from the University of Jordan.

He also obtained a Higher Diploma in “Learning Disabilities” from Balka Applied University. He was selected as the British Academy Visiting Scholar to the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge in 2010, and a Visiting Scholar to the School of Advanced Social Studies (SASS) in Slovenia. His publications appeared in leading international gifted and special education journals in addition to two published books entitled, ‘Theories and programs of education for the gifted and talented’, and “ADHD in Lebanese schools: Diagnosis, assessment and treatment” [spring, 2016], and a third in press entitled “Giftedness in Lebanese Schools”. Al-Hroub research interests focus on gifted and talented education, learning disabilities, dyslexia, twice-exceptionality, early childhood education, educational assessment, psychometric and dynamic assessment, guidance and counseling, metacognition and school dropout.

He led a number of educational projects sponsored by UNICEF, UNRWA, the British Academy, USAID, World Bank, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), and Welfare Association and served as consultant for UNESCO, the Asfari Foundation, and the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) at AUB.