About

6263_#2 croppedParvez Ahmed is Director of Graduate Programs and Professor of Finance at the Coggin College of BusinessUniversity of North Florida (UNF). In 2009 he was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar.

Prior to joining UNF he taught at Penn State University – Harrisburg and University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he also served as the founding Faculty Advisor for the Student Managed Investment Fund.  At PSU he was also the Associate Director of the Giant Food Center for Economic Development. He has led student study abroad programs to London, Paris, Turkey and Egypt.

His research work has appeared in several major finance journals such as the Journal of Portfolio ManagementFinancial ManagementJournal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Investing, and Financial Review. In addition his papers have been published in Applied Economic LettersGlobal Business and Finance ReviewInternational Review of EconomicsManagerial Finance, Journal of Wealth Management, and Journal of Alternative Investments. He recently published a book titled, “Mutual Funds – Fifty Years of Research Findings.” The book is published by Springer. He also published an article in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.

In addition Dr. Ahmed writes editorials about Islam and the American Muslim experience. His articles have been published in several leading newspapers including the Orlando SentinelMiami HeraldSan Francisco ChronicleChicago Sun TribuneHouston ChronicleNew York NewsdaySeattle TimesSan Jose Mercury News,St. Louis Post-DispatchFlorida Times UnionCharlotte ObserverTampa Tribune, Times of Israel and many others. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. In addition, he was a long time contributor to the leading English newspaper in Turkey, Today’s Zaman.

Dr. Ahmed also teaches a special 10-week course titled, “Islam-the faith, the people and their politics,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in UNF. He was a 2-term member of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Commission. Currently he also serves on the boards of Museum of Science and History and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

In 2010 Folio Weekly named him “Person of the Year.” In 2014 he was awarded the Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award by OneJax. In 2015 he was named Arthur Vining Davis Fellow to the Aspen Ideas Festival. In 2016 he was awarded the Desmond Tutu Peace and Reconciliation Award from UNF. In 2016, he completed a one year fellowship with Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.

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CONTACT INFO:

Parvez Ahmed, Ph.D.
Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance
Coggin College of Business
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224