Abdel-Monem is Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Pharmacy at Washington State University. He retired from WSU in 1998.
Prior to WSU, Monem was on the faculty of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, and in 1985 he received the University of Minnesota Amoco-Morse Outstanding Teaching Award, a University-wide award in recognition of his effort in developing novel educational systems utilizing computer managed instruction. Additionally, in 1999, Abdel-Monem received the University of Minnesota Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, in recognition of his significant contributions to higher education and research.
Abdel-Monem has served as scientific consultant to industrial firms throughout his academic career, and holds over 25 U.S. patents.
Abdel-Monem is a Sound Water Steward (class of 2007), and a member of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron. He lives with his wife on Whidbey Island.