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Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem

Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair

Office: LSA 124
Phone: (910) 672-1692
Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem Research Webpage


  • BS degree in Plant Biology from Mohamed V University, Morocco, 1992
  • MS degree in Enzymatic Engineering, Bioconversion, and Microbiology from the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 1995
  • PhD, Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, USA, 2003


In 1999, Dr. Kassem joined the Center for Excellence in Soybean Research, Teaching, and Outreach, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. Kassem joined Kean Universityas AssistantProfessor of Botany in 2004 and Fayetteville State University (FSU) as an Associate Professor of Botany in 2006. At FSU, he was promoted to Full Professor in 2009 and Dept. Chair in 2010. Dr. Kassem also served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) for one year (2014-2016) and rejoined his position of Dept. Chair at FSU in August 2015. Dr. Kassem serves as an Advisory Board member of Scientific Journals International (SJI), an Associate Editor of Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science, a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Biotech Research, and a reviewer for several international journals and funding agencies.

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