Jad Melki, PhD.
Jad Melki, PhD.Director
Associate Professor of Journalism and Media studies, Chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University and the Director of the Institute of Media Research and Training.
Gretchen King, PhD.
Gretchen King, PhD.Research Director
Dr. Gretchen King is Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism and Communication at LAU and serves as advisor and co-facilitator of the “Rally against Apartheid” educational initiative at LAU’s Institute for Media Research and Training.
Claudia Kozman, PhD.
Claudia Kozman, PhD.Research Director
Assistant professor of Multimedia Journalism in the Department of Communication Arts. Her research primarily focuses on news content, with particular attention to news values, sourcing, framing, and intermedia issue transfer in Arab media.
Sarah Mallat, MA
Sarah Mallat, MADigital Squad
Instructor of media studies and affiliated researcher at the Lebanese American University and the American University of Beirut. As an educator, she specializes in digital and media literacy.
Samer Beyhum, BA
Samer Beyhum, BATechnical Director
Lebanese-Canadian award winning filmmaker, LAU alumnus and Co-founder of 99media.org. Samer has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of production and post-production, on a technical and creative level.
Annie Tabakian, MA
Annie Tabakian, MAProduction and Communication Coordinator
Received her B.A in communication arts from the Lebanese American University and M.A in film and video studies from Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik. Annie is described as a technology devotee, cinephile, Beatles-fan, and a social media freak.
 Fouad Anka
Fouad AnkaTheater Technician
Senior Theater Technician at the Department of Communication Arts in the Lebanese American University. Fouad operates light and sound equipment, along with video/film projectors.
Mohammad Gameel
Mohammad GameelDigital Squad
Received his M.A. in journalism and mass communication from the American University in Cairo, where he continues to work as a journalism instructor. Currently, Mohammad is pursuing his second M.A. in middle eastern studies.
Sally Farhat
Sally FarhatPedagogy Squad
A student majoring in multimedia journalism and communication at the Lebanese American University. Sally is currently NAYA’s Editor and a Correspondent at Annahar English. She is also the Assistant Editor of LAU’s Connections Magazine.
Perla Daou
Perla DaouPedagogy Squad
Currently pursuing her MA in Multimedia Journalist at the Lebanese American University.