Dahawy is the chair of the Accounting Department and the director of the MBA programs at the School of Business. He is a full professor of accounting having started his academic career in 2001. He served as the unit head of the accounting unit during the period (2003-2007) and currently he is the chair of the department of accounting.

Dahawy received his PhD from the University of North Texas, his MBA from Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from The American University in Cairo (AUC). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois, Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors, Egyptian Accounting Syndicate, and the Egyptian Accounting and Auditing Board. He is also certified by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Egyptian Central Bank.

He has extensive practical experience as an accountant and financial consultant. He has acted as an expert with CMA, and has prepared several revaluation reports to indicate the current value of companies that needed to change their legal format or merge with other companies to be submitted to the CMA and the Investment Authority. He has prepared and/or audited several financial and managerial accounting systems for companies and nonprofit organizations.

Dahawy served as a consultant in several missions with the World Bank related to the degree of accountability of the Egyptian Ministry of Finance and the status of accounting and auditing in Egypt. He has also worked as a consultant to the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIOD) in many papers, conferences, manuals, and research on accounting, auditing, and corporate governance in Egypt.

Dahawy has several publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has attended several international conferences, including the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference and the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Conference. He has prepared the auditing book taught by the Egyptian Accountants and Auditors Society for the intermediate exam. He has acted as a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on mission related to studying corporate governance levels and development in Egypt.

He has different teaching interests as he teaches financial accounting, auditing, taxation and international accounting. He received the department of management teaching excellence award in 2004 and has helped in the development and updating of several courses in the area of accounting and auditing at the school. Dahawy has initiated and currently is the advisor to the 'Accounting Link,' which is the Accounting Club linking the academic and practical aspects of accounting and allowing students’ access to actual professionals He received many awards and recognition certificates in appreciation of his efforts. In 2006 and 2007 Dahawy received Certificate of Recognition from the Binominal Fulbright Commission in Egypt, in 2007 he received Certificate of Recognition from the Dean for his outstanding contribution to the department, in 2009 he received Certificate of Appreciation from the WEL program recognizing the valuable contribution to the program, in 2011 he received Certificate of Recognition from the dean for publishing one article in reputable refereed rank B journals in 2010, Certificate of Recognition from the dean for the outstanding contribution to the School of Business and Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service letter from the dean to recognize his effort in teaching, research and service.

Dahawy has initiated and acts as the advisor to the 'Accounting Link,' which is the Accounting Club at AUC that links the academic and practical aspects of accounting, allowing students’ access to actual professionals.

In addition, Dahawy has conducted several training courses and presentations to teach accounting for numerous diverse constituents. He has prepared and delivered several courses for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to introduce concepts like Accounting, Risk Analysis, and Corporate Governance to developing nations. He has prepared and delivered several executive educational courses for companies and banks in the areas of Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, and Credit Analysis.

Dahawy is a member in GMAC 2013 Leadership Conference Advisory Group, Financial Benchmark Award Advisory Board and the Advisory Board Council for AISEC International in Egypt. He is also the head of the youth committee in the Rotary Club of Cairo, and member of the Egyptian Junior Businessmen Association (EJB).

Dahawy is an active member in the university, school and department and serves them in many aspects. He is a member in the Accounting Faculty Seclection Committee that chooses new faculty in the department, member in the Assurance of Learning Committee representing the Accounting Department and Member in the Accounting Learning Goals Committee responsible for the update and follow up on learning goals for Tax Accounting. He is also responsible for the MBA Debate, which is a new initiative launched in the fall of 2010. The debate is an open forum to advance the MBA students' experience through linking their academic experience with the real world. In addition, he introduced international study tours for MBA students who went to Turkey in summer 2011 and Spain in summer 2012. He is the chair of the Committee to investigate the future of graduate programs at the school that is responsible to provide the dean with strategic advices on how to move the graduate programs in the school strategically and he is the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the MBA Programs that is responsible to advise the director of MBA programs on matters related to the MBA and EMBA programs. In addition he is member in Graduate Advisory Council at the American University in Cairo.