Anies Al-Hroub

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. His publications appeared in leading international gifted and special education journals in addition to a book published titled ‘Theories and programs of education for the gifted and talented’. Al-Hroub research interests focus on gifted and talented education, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dual-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, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), and Welfare Association and served as consultant for UNESCO and the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) at AUB.