Dr. Jordan Srour


Jordan Srour is an associate professor of operations management at the Lebanese American University. She holds a PhD in Logistics Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. With a background in both mathematics (BA from Carleton College) and transportation (MSE from UT Austin), her research focuses on data analytics for management problems within the transportation, construction, and human resource sectors. Her research has been published in recognized journals including the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation Science, Journal of Business ResearchTransportation Research, Part C and Computers and Operations Research.

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Network Optimization
  • Data Analytics
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Logistics    
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Combinatorial Optimization

Executive Training

Dr. Srour teaches Business Analytics as part of LAU’s Executive MBA courses.
Developed and presented an executive education course entitled, Designing Powerful Reports, NBK Capital, December 2012.
Developed course material for a course entitled ITS/CVO Security Awareness in support of the National Highway Institute and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Consulting Activities

Dr. Srour is currently working with the Lebanese Red Cross to identify value-added uses of the data coming from their emergency vehicle dispatch system. Dr. Srour also serves as a technical advisory board member for MindSets (http://mindsetsadvisors.com/). Previous consulting work includes operational advice and technology evaluations for the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium, the USDOT, the Kansas City SmartPort, the Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group, and the Port of New York and New Jersey, among others.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

D. Kiomjian, I. Srour, and F. J. Srour (corresponding) (2020) Knowledge Sharing and Productivity Improvement: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Vol. 146, No.7. 

Al Zaghrini, N., F. J. Srour, and I. Srour (2019) Using GIS and optimization to manage construction and demolition waste: The case of abandoned quarries in Lebanon.” Waste Management. Vol. 95, Pages 139-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2019.06.011

Karkoulian, S., J. Srour and L. Canaan Messarra (2019), The moderating role of 360-degree appraisal between engagement and innovative behaviors”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 69 No. 2. 361-381 https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2018-0321/full/html

Srour F. J. (corresponding), D. Kiomjian, and I. Srour (2018) Automating the use of learning curve models in construction task duration estimates. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Vol. 144, Issue: 7. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0001515

Srour, F. J. , and N. Yorke-Smith, (2018). An initial study of agent interconnectedness and ingroup behaviour. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 10798, ISSN 0302-9743. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-91587-6_8

Srour, F. J., N. Agatz, and J. Oppen (2018) Strategies for Handling Temporal Uncertainty in Pickup and Delivery Problems with Time Windows. Transportation Science. Vol. 52, Issue: 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2015.0658

Bazi, G. J. El Khoury, and F. J. Srour (corresponding) (2017) Integrating Data Collection Optimization into Pavement Management Systems. Business & Information Systems Engineering. 59:135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-017-0466-4

Srour, F. J. , I. Srour, and M. G. Lattouf (2017) A Survey of Absenteeism on Construction Sites. International Journal of Manpower. Vol. 38 Issue: 4, pp.533-547, https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJM-08-2015-0135/full/html.

Karkoulian, S. F. J. Srour, and T. Sinan (2016). A Gender Perspective on Work-Life Balance, Perceived Stress, and Locus of Control. Journal of Business Research. Vol. 69, Issue: 11, pp. 4918-4923. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296316302168

Srour, F. J. , D. Kiomjian and I. Srour, (2015). Learning Curves In Construction: A Critical Review And New Model. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Vol. 142, Issue: 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001096

El Khoury, J. and F.J. Srour (2015). Value of Dynamic Revenue-Maximizing Congestion Pricing in a Highly Congested Corridor. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 141, Issue: 12. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000798