Associate Professor, History
Professor Faltas is a native Egyptian/African 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 ancient Egypt. He earned his B.A. in Greco- Roman history, archaeology, and literature from the University of Heliopolis, Ain Shams, Egypt; then, he traveled to Italy to study Italian language and literature at the University of Perugia, Italy. While his M.A in Ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, and religion from Helwan University, which is one of the top renowned universities in Archaeology and Egyptology in the world.
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 speaks, reads, and writes Arabic, Italian, and English fluently.
A portion of his studies also involved research and participation in 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 worldwide, 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.
He is a full-time Associate Professor of History at Long Beach City College, teaching Ancient World History, Western Civilizations, Ancient Egyptian history, Middle Eastern history, and Comparative World Cultures.