Joseph Aoun

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Joseph E. Aoun
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President of
Northeastern University
In office
2006 – present
Preceded by Richard M. Freeland
Personal details
Born Beirut, Lebanon
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Paris VIII, Université Saint-Joseph
Website Office of the President, Northeastern University

Joseph The. 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.

He is married to Zeina and has 2 sons, Adrian Marwane and Joseph Karim.[2]




  • 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

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  1. ^ a b "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Pamela J. Johnson (22 June 2006). "Trojans Bid Farewell to Joseph Aoun". USC. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

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