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EMAD SAMIR

Scholar in Residence and Lecturer in Egyptology and Biblical Egypt

Mr. Emad Faltas was born on September 15, 1969, growing up in Aswan, Egypt until the age of 12. His father’s death in 1981 caused his family to move to Cairo, Egypt for a better future. It was in Cairo that he attended high school and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies.

Mr. Faltas studied Classics –Greek, Latin, History, Archeology, and Literature in his undergraduate years. He is also fluent in Italian as well as Arabic and English. He began working in the tourism business as a tour leader utilizing his fluent language skills. A couple of years later, he decided to study Egyptology to augment his Classical education. He conducted his Masters in Egyptian History and Archeology as well as Greco – Roman History. Moreover, he has done several researches and workshops such as the history of the Hebrews from 2000 B.C.E to the Greco-Roman era. His study of Egyptology enabled him to work as an Egyptologist tour guide; leading and teaching foreign visitors about Egyptian history and civilization. He was the Exclusive on site Egyptology instructor for Cambridge and Oxford universities students and Alumni. In his 20 years of working on site instructor of historical and archeological teachings throughout Egypt, he has earned an award for Egyptologist of the Year in 2008 and 2010.

Mr. Faltas has traveled to 17 countries around the world –Italy, Poland, Brazil, Greece, England, United States, and many more. In which he has been invited as a guest lecturer to teach on various topics including: Ancient Egypt, Middle East Culture, Pyramids, and more.

Mr. Faltas’s plans and goals as a Scholar in Residence are to share his expertise and studies with people here in America. He wishes to teach and present his culture including its Coptic and Egyptian aspects; from a historical perspective and modern dimensions. He also enjoys teaching the near eastern history and civilization from an insider’s perspective. After immigrating to the United States in 2012, currently resides in Southern California. He works as an Adjunct Professor of history and social science at Long Beach City College and Fullerton College. He teaches Ancient World History, Western Civilizations, Ancient Egyptian History, Middle Eastern History and Civilizations, and Comparative World Cultures.

Moreover, he conducts several courses and seminars at several churches in Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona; on Pentateuch, Christ and Culture, the Historical Context of the Old Testament, Middle East Culture, Comparative Religions, Women in the Middle East, and many more.