Saouma BouJaoude graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 1988 with a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on science education.
From 1988 to 1993 Dr. BouJaoude was assistant professor of science education at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA. In 1993 he joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) where he served as director of the Science and Math Education Center (SMEC) (1994-2003), Chair of the Department of Education (2003-2009), and since 2009 as director of SMEC and the Center of Teaching and Learning. Dr. BouJaoude has published in international journals such as the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 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 and has been an active presenter at local, regional and international education and science education conferences.
Dr. BouJaoude is member of several international science education research associations and has served as a member and international coordinator of the Executive Board of National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Presently he serves on the editorial boards of a number of science education journals and is a reviewer for others. In 2009 he was appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of Supreme Education Council of the State Qatar. BouJaoude has provided consultations to schools and universities in Lebanon and the Arab world through projects managed by the AUB Office of Regional External Programs such as The D-RASATI project in Lebanon, Qatar University Project, Dhofar University Project in Oman, the Azm School in Lebanon, and the Nibras School in Dubai.