Manhattan College Appoints Dr. Hany S. Guirguis as the Interim Dean of the O’Malley School of Business

Guirguis brings a wealth of experience to the School of Business along with 24 years of service to Manhattan College.

Manhattan College today announced that Dr. Hany S. Guirguis
would serve as the Interim Dean of the O’Malley School of Business, one of the College’s three schools, effective June 1, 2024. He will succeed Dr. Donald E. Gibson who is returning to his native California at the end of the current school semester.hany-guirguis.jpg

Dr. Guirguis brings a wealth of experience to the position along with 24 years of service to Manhattan College. He served as Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Finance from 2010 to 2018, was the Louis F. Capalbo Professor of Business from 2013 to 2018, and holds the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Endowed Chair from 2019 to the present.

Dr. Guirguis is the author or co-author of numerous publications, including The Future of the Labor Force: A Quantitative Examination of the Drivers of Female Labor Force Participation and Total Fertility Rate in Developed Economies (co-author, 2023), Measuring the Impact of Monetary Policy on Mortgage Rates (co-author, 2020), and When to Hedge the Downside Risk? (co-author, forthcoming publication). In addition, he has published various papers with undergraduate students from Manhattan College as his co-authors and was awarded two grants in the last five years to support his students’ research. For
the past eleven years, Dr. Guirguis has led the College Challenge at Manhattan College where undergraduate students annually present their positions on myriad economic topics in competition with other colleges and universities throughout the country. The Manhattan College team advanced to the regional semifinals twice and the regional finals twice. The College Challenge is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank.

Said Dr. Guirguis, “I am particularly honored to accept this position, and I am eager to continue the tradition of personal instruction that the O’Malley Business School offers its students in a wide variety of class offerings. I also am interested in expanding our geographic diversity as well as expanding our
graduate programs. Our incredibly strong alumni network that the business school enjoys will also be a focus of mine – by affording our students opportunities to intern with many of the leading institutions in the field. I believe that our continual focus on our students coupled with our ability to call upon our incredible alumni are true discriminators of a Manhattan College O’Malley Business School education.”

Said Dr. Rani Roy, Acting Provost, “Hany brings an in-depth knowledge of not only the Business School, but the broader Manhattan College experience, and his expertise as a teacher coupled with his broad knowledge in the fields of economics and finance, makes him the perfect leader for the Business

Dr. Guirguis holds a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Helwan, Cairo; an MA in Economics from the American University in Cairo; an MS in Economics from the University of Oregon; an MBA in Finance and Investment from Baruch College; and a PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon.

The O’Malley School of Business at Manhattan College enrolls more than 700 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students in accounting, business analytics, computer information systems, economics, finance, global business studies, management, and marketing. Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, co-educational institution of higher learning offering undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information about Manhattan College, please visit

By MC Staff