Dr. Najib Saliba
has been a professor in the history department at Worcester St. College
for thirty years. Born in Lebanon, Dr. Saliba earned his BA in History
from Miami (OH) in 1965. He earned a MA and PhD in History from the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1971. Dr. Saliba's work focuses
on modern Middle Eastern history. He has written a book focusing on the
Syrian immigrants in Worcester and articles regarding the Ottoman
Empire, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and the Lebanese Civil War. Dr.
Saliba has taught a course on Islam at Hellenic College and Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox School of Theology and been involved with a seminar on
Christianity sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute entitled, Orthodoxy and Conflict Resolution.
He is married to Elaine Saliba and their children are Philip (Lehigh
U.) and Leslie (Harvard U.), both of whom work in New York City.