Hourani came to the United States from Lebanon to earn his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1981. He then received his master’s degree from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1983 and his Doctor of Science in civil engineering from Washington University in 1987. He has served as a faculty member at Manhattan College since 1988.
During his 30 years on the faculty, Hourani has been active professionally, recognized as an outstanding teacher, including being named Manhattan College's Lasallian Educator of the Year in 2004-05.
“Dr. Hourani is an outstanding educator who always puts the educational needs of the students foremost,” saidTim J. Ward, P.E., dean of Manhattan College’s School of Engineering. “His dedication to the success of his students is a hallmark of his legacy. This award for The Moles is one more recognition of his dedication.”
Hourani is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been a judge for the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards since 2011.
Hourani will receive his award at The Moles’ Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.