Dr. Iman Osta
TLG Academic Director, LAU MEPI-TL Program
Associate Professor of Math and Computer Education
Department of Education
School of Arts & Sciences
Doctorat Didactique des Mathematiques- University Joseph Fourier- Grenoble I
Dr. Iman Osta is an associate professor of mathematics education. She joined LAU in 1991 and served as assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from October 2014 to September 2018. She also chaired the Department of Education from October 2010 to September 2012. Dr. Osta was an Education faculty member at the American University of Beirut from 1990 to 1999, after which she joined LAU. Throughout her career, she has taught graduate courses in mathematics education, curriculum design, research methodology, educational technology and others, as well as undergraduate courses in pre- and in-service teacher preparation for teaching mathematics at all grade levels, as well as technology for teachers. She recently created and developed the specialty courses of the STEM education emphasis under the MA program, the first and unique degree-granting program in STEM Education in Lebanon and the region. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Osta led a collaborative project with Michigan State University for developing three gender-sensitive courses in Educational Technology for teachers. In fall 2013, she earned a Fulbright grant as a visiting research scholar, upon which she became affiliated to the University of Maryland to conduct research in collaboration with the team of the Mathematics Education Center at the university. Since 2014, Dr. Osta has been actively involved in a team of researchers from the UCDAR (University of California-Davis and the Arab Region) consortium. The team has conducted several workshops on “Gendered STEM Education” and has developed research proposals on that same theme. Dr. Osta has published research on the use of computer technology in the teaching and learning of geometry, student learning assessment and curriculum evaluation, and on learning algebra.