Assistant Professor, History
Professor Faltas is a native Egyptian, where he was born and lived most of his life. His early education focused on the history of Africa and the Middle East, while his university studies focused on classical civilizations and Egyptology. He earned his B.A in Classical Studies from the University of Heliopolis, Ain Shams, Egypt, and his M.A in Egyptology from Helwan University, which is one of the top universities which focus on archaeology in the world. To do postgraduates, he traveled to Italy to study Italian language and literature from the L’Universita’ Di Stranieri, Perugia, Italy.
To do scholarly research, he studied classical languages, including Ancient Greek, Latin, and Hieroglyphs. His classroom teaching experience includes Ancient and Modern World History, Western Civilization, Middle Eastern, African, and Ancient Egyptian histories. He fluently speaks, reads, and writes in Arabic, Italian, and English and tri-literate in German, Polish, and Greek.
A portion of his studies also involved research and participation on active archaeological sites. After completing his studies, he spent twenty years as an on-site instructor of history and archaeology, teaching throughout Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East for schools and universities from multiple regions of the world (United States, United Kingdom, and Italy). With regularity, he was asked to conduct exclusive intense courses for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as UCLA.
By invitation as a guest lecturer, Professor Faltas has traveled to seventeen countries around the world, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa, to teach on various topics including Ancient Egypt and numerous aspects of Middle Eastern Culture. His background also includes humanitarian aspects, being both a member of Habitat for Humanity and a participant in many volunteer mission trips to East and Central African countries.
Professor Faltas was awarded the Egyptologist of the year twice by the Supreme Council of Antiquity in 2006 & 2008.