Amer C. Fayad was born on May 30, 1973 to parents Charif and Nahla Fayad.
Amer finished his secondary education at the International College, Beirut, Lebanon and
earned the Lebanese Baccalaureat in Experimental Sciences in 1991. After spending six
years at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, at the American University of
Beirut, Lebanon, Amer earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Diploma of
‘Ingenieur Agricole’ in 1995 and a Masters of Science in Plant Protection from the same
institution in December of 1997. He joined the PhD program in Plant Pathology at the
Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science Department, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA in January 1998.