Kamil A. Jbeily, Ph.D.

Kamil A. Jbeily was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Completing a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and Chemistry Education at the Lebanese University, he immigrated to the United States, where he earned his Ph.D. in Science Education from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin. At UT-Austin, Dr. Jbeily supervised student teachers of science for over
five years, and taught Chemistry at Austin Community College (ACC).
After almost ten years with the Texas State Department of Education as director of science projects, Dr. Jbeily encountered his greatest challenge in the Land of Opportunity — founding the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence (TRC) in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Under his leadership, this business-education initiative, grew into a dynamic, statewide network of over 60 PK-16 synergistic win-win partnerships which improved the knowledge, skills, and performance of over 45,000 teachers of science and mathematics, and benefited the learning of over two million students (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqcM_OVN-mI). In December 2015, Dr. Jbeily retired from a 25-year service as TRC Founder and Executive Director, and a 30-year service as Chemistry Professor at ACC, to assume his position as President of Reach the Stars Enterprise, an international consulting service on leadership, partnerships, and systemic reform. Between 2014 and 2016, Dr. Jbeily led a project in Lebanon that provided 1200 public school principals and administrators a professional development program that focused on data-driven decision making, shared leadership, teamwork, managing change, and equipping learners with 21st Century skills.
Dr. Jbeily (http://www.jbeily.org.) is a sought-after international speaker, having made over 200 presentations and keynotes on STEM education excellence, equity, diversity, systemic reform, founding and sustaining partnerships, and developing leadership. Dr. Jbeily’s audiences say he is “dynamic, informative, and passionate, a leader, a doer, and enabler.” Dr. Jbeily has received numerous accolades from education and corporate leaders. In 2001, he was inducted into Texas Science Hall of Fame (http://jbeily.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Texas-Science-Hall-of-Fame-Induction-Ceremony-2002.pdf.)

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The Beyond Concepts forum brings together education pioneers, practitioners, and government representatives from the MENA region and worldwide. The event focuses on how technology is shaping education and will include interactive workshops, panels, and demonstrations from technology providers. This year, a call for papers and a poster competition have been introduced to add more perspectives to the forum, providing opportunities for networking and creating successful international partnerships.