Meet the Chair
I am Dr. Said Ayyad. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Muhammad al-Khamis in Morocco. I am the Chairperson of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, which offers BA in Arabic Language and Literature, in addition to minors in Media, Journalism, and Translation.
I joined Bethlehem University in 2004/2005 on a part-time basis, then in 2012/2013 became a full-time member of staff. I have worked both in journalism and in media since 1978. I was Director-General for the News Section at Palestine TV. I later became Director-General of TV Programs. I have also worked for Reuters.
I was elected as a member of the Palestinian Board of Journalists Syndicate for ten years, and member of the General Union of Palestinian Writers as well as in the Union of Writers. I was elected as General Secretary of the Association of Palestinian Academics. I have worked at al-Fajr, ash-Sha’b and al-Quds. I have published a number of books including the ‘Origins of Media’, ‘The Role of Educational TV Programs in Developing Creativity Capabilities’ and ‘Struggle of Political Thinking’
I have participated in a number of conferences both in Palestine and Arab countries, and have published a number of papers in specialized journals as well as in books issued by conferences.