Dr. Hoda Baytiyeh has received a BE in Computer Engineering from EPITA, France and a PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, USA. She joined the American University of Beirut in Fall 2009, and she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Education. She was appointed by the AUB provost in 2018 as a co-chair of the e-learning committee and has developed a campus-wide strategy for distance learning at AUB. Dr. Baytiyeh has designed an online graduate diploma program in “Online Education” and an online MA program in “Computing in Education” that were accredited by NYSED and which will be offered asynchronously in Fall 2022. Her primary research areas of interest include online learning communities, emergency education, engineering education, impacts of ICTs on society, and disaster risk education and hazard mitigation, focusing on community and schools’ engagement.