Mounah Abdel Samad is Associate Professor of Public Administration at
San Diego State University. Dr. Abdel-Samad received his B.A. and M.A. in
Public Administration with a focus on human resources management from
the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He received his Ph.D. in Public
Administration and Policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs
and Policy, University at Albany in May 2007.
Dr. Abdel-Samad is interested in homelessness as an area of research and
has been incorporating this topic into his teaching since 2015. His students
have conducted field work in downtown San Diego several times where
they collected data about homeless individuals as well as service providers.
In addition, he specializes in legislative institutions and legislators’
behavior in the Middle East and North Africa. He has also published
several articles on legislative behavior and civil society institutions’
legislative advocacy efforts, and an article analyzing natural resource
policies in Turkey, Iraq and Syria, and he is conducting research on water
policies in the United States and the Arab world. In addition, he has been awarded a grant from START to study the impact of inclusion/exclusion in policy making on the use of violence in North Africa.