Saouma BouJaoude


Saouma BouJaoude graduated from the University of Cincinnati, USA in 1988 with a doctorate in in science education. From 1988 to 1993 he was assistant professor at Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA. In 1993 he joined the American University of Beirut (AUB). At AUB he served as Director of the Science and Math Education Center (1994-2003 and 2009-2013), Chair of the Department of Education (2003-2009), and is presently the Director of the Center of Teaching and Learning. BouJaoude has published in international journals such as the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST), Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, the Science Teacher, and School Science Review, among others. In addition, he has written chapters in edited books in English and Arabic, edited one book, and has been an active presenter at science education conferences. Dr. BouJaoude is member of several international science education research associations and has served as the International Coordinator and a member of the Executive Board of National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Presently he is an associate editor of JRST and serves on the editorial boards a number of science education journals and is a reviewer for others.



Investigate Science and Society issues

This study aimed to elucidate Lebanese middle school students' definitions of science and perceptions of its purpose and usage. Participants were 80 grade 7 and grade 8 students randomly selected from four schools in Beirut, Lebanon. Students filled an open-ended questionnaire and participated in fo ..


Biology Professors’ and Teachers’ Positions Regarding Biological Evolution and Evolution Education in a Middle Eastern Society

This study investigated three questions: (1) What are Lebanese secondary school (Grade 9–12) biology teachers’ and university biology professors’ positions regarding biological evolution?, (2) How do participants’ religious affiliations relate to their positions about evolutionary science?, and (3) ..


Toward an Educational Reform Movement in the Arab World: TAMAM’s Lebanon Hub

TAMAM Project is an educational reform movement in the Arab region combining research with development to bring about and support school-based initiatives for sustainable school improvement. Its title is derived from the initials of the Arabic translation of the phrase “school-based reform” [Al-Tatw ..