|Title:||Director of Computer Science|
|Office:||Warde Academic Center|
Dr. El-Zayyat earned his doctorate from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1994. Before joining Saint Xavier University, he was associate dean at Salt Lake Community College. Prior to that, El-Zayyat relocated to Malta in 2017 and served as vice president at the American University of Malta. He also held teaching and administrative positions at DePaul University in Chicago. He was the associate director for regional initiatives for the MENA region for DePaul University and supervised the dual degree graduate programs for DePaul University in Jordan. He has been teaching engineering and computer science classes in the field of computer networks for the last 20 years. His research interests include routing algorithms for collective communication for interconnection networks, balancing traffic load in path-based multicast communication, evaluation and performance of noisy ad hoc mobile networks, and network security.