American University of Sharjah
Dr. Peter Heath
Chancellor, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Dr. Peter Heath assumed his post of Chancellor of American University of Sharjah in August 2008.
Prior to joining AUS, Dr. Peter Heath was the Provost at American University of Beirut for 10 years, where he played a leading role in the rebuilding of that distinguished institution. As second officer of the administration, his scope of duties included every aspect of university leadership. Prior to that, Dr. Heath worked in the US, where he made a distinguished record at one of America's leading institutions, Washington University in St. Louis. He became a full Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Director of the Center for the Study of Islamic Societies and Civilizations, and Chair of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. His first appointment was as a faculty member at Birzeit University in the West Bank in Palestine.
> Dr. Heath holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Near Eastern Language and Civilization from Harvard University in the US.