Lebanese American University

Speakers

2013 program

Dr. Elie Badr

Dr. Elie Badr

In  October 2012, Dr. Elie Badr has been appointed Assistant to the President and Strategy Officer for External Projects and Related Entities. In this role, Dr. Badr worked on establishing the LAU New York Head Quarters and Academic Center which he handled from design and execution of the 30,000 square feet facility to establishing the organizational chart and academic management of the Center.  LAU Head Quarters and Academic Center will be offering specialized courses, workshops and seminars on Middle East issues and current affairs. Alongside this project, Dr. Badr established the LAU Executive Center at Solidere. This joint venture between LAU and Solidere, aims at bringing executive training seminars, EMBA and MBA courses to the heart of Beirut city center. In his current capacity, Dr. Badr also managed and conducted renovations works at University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital according to a Master Plan that he led and established. Dr. Badr also effectively contributed to two LAU strategic plans and chaired the Education Pillar on the most recent LAU Strategic Plan 2011-2016. Dr. Badr also helps the President in establishing strategic academic programs such as the Fashion Design and most recently LLM in Business Law. Since October 2009, Dr. Elie Badr has been the Assistant Provost for Academic Programs, a position he previously held under its former title, Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs. In his role as the Assistant Provost for Academic Programs, Dr. Badr assists LAU’s seven schools in the creation of new programs, a task that encompasses developing programs, securing approval from relevant councils, obtaining government decrees, and preparing the relevant materials for the New York State Education Department. Dr. Badr also works with the Provost to oversee the ongoing NEASC accreditation process. In this key role, Dr. Badr also contributes to the assessment of learning at LAU by overseeing the function of the Center for Program and Learning Assessment (CPLA), which helps schools develop and implement systems for student learning assessment. Dr. Badr also oversees in-class evaluations across the university every semester, in addition to coordinating between the Information Technology (IT) office and Academic Affairs in regards to the implementation of university-wide academic systems and software. Dr. Badr joined LAU in 1997 as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor with limited tenure in October 2001, and to Full Professor in 2009. Between 1999 and 2003, he served as the Faculty Representative of the Byblos Campus. He was appointed to the role of Interim Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture in July 2003, in which he remained until September 2005. In October 2005, Dr. Badr was appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs. He has also held a faculty position at the American University of Beirut from 1988 to 1991. Dr. Badr earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1994. With an extensive publication and research record, he is the author and co-author of numerous papers on residual stress analysis, metal fatigue, machine design and energy forecasting and analysis. He has presented several papers in local and international conferences, and also teaches as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at LAU. In addition to serving as a consultant for many companies and executing several mechanical engineering projects, Dr. Badr is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a registered professional engineer in the Order of Engineers in Lebanon.


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