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College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

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Saoussan Maarouf

Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education Program Coordinator

Saoussan Maarouf


Dr. Saoussan Maarouf

Position: Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Elementary Education Program Coordinator
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3310
Phone: 706-507-8516


Ed.D. in Curriculum & Leadership fromColumbus State University

Dissertation: Assessment Coordinators’ Perceptions of the Impact of Using Electronic Assessment Systems in the Transition from NCATE Standard 2 to CAEP Standard 5.

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University

B.S.Ed. in Journalism formLebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon).

Specialty Area

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment and Accreditation


Dr. Saoussan Maarouf is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood at the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University (CSU). Her educational background and certification include a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Leadership, a Master of Education in Early Childhood, a Reading Endorsement Certification in Early Childhood, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Early Childhood from CSU. Dr. Maarouf earned her Bachelor degree in Communication with a specialty in Journalism from the Lebanese University, Beirut – Lebanon. Her current research interests include: cognitive development in early childhood, diversity in the classroom, classroom assessment, and program evaluation.