Joseph Aoun

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Joseph E. Aoun
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President of Northeastern University
Term 2006 – present
Predecessor Richard M. Freeland
Born Beirut, Lebanon
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Paris VIII, Université Saint-Joseph

Joseph E. Aoun (born 1953)[1] is the seventh president of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he took office on August 15, 2006. Prior to taking on the presidency at Northeastern, Aoun was Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California. He joined USC in 1982 in the Department of Linguistics, and during his time at USC served as head of the academic Senate.

Dr. Aoun was Inaugurated as the Seventh President of Northeastern on Monday, March 26, 2007.




  • MIT Robert A. Muh Alumni Award in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 2011
  • USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 1997
  • USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, Award for The Syntax of Scope (with A. Li), 1993
  • USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, Award for A Grammar of Anaphora, 1988


  1. ^ a b "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

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