John Soueid has been teaching Arabic language at all levels, including reading, spoken Arabic, culture, and literature courses at Montclair State University since 2009. He specializes in reading comprehension, translation, and writing. Professor Soueid holds a Law degree from La Sagesse University in Lebanon and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University. He is an attorney at the appellate and supreme courts in Lebanon and a member of the Lebanese Bar Association. In addition, he has conducted research on sectarian identities in the Middle East. His publications include: Kids at War (1985), Passing Thoughts (1990), The Lebanese War (1995) and My Wounded Country (2008). The books are published in Arabic, featuring poems and stories on the 15 year civil war in Lebanon and its aftermath. Arabic for Beginners (2008) is intended as a textbook for teaching the Arabic language and culture at an introductory level. He holds a certificate of accomplishment from the University of Minnesota as a professional educator for a second language. Professor Soueid has previously taught Arabic language and culture and Political Science courses in various capacities at Raritan Valley Community College, The College of New Jersey, and Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Dayton University in Ohio.