- Curriculum Vitae
Accounting and Finance
Office Location: AC-2B06D
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Old Dominion University, VA Finance 2008 MBA Old Dominion University,VA Finance 2004 BBA University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Accounting 2001
Dr. Rahnuma Ahsan was born and raised in Bangladesh. She received her BBA degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her areas of interests are Finance, Microfinance and Corporate Governance. Dr. Ahsan has presented research papers in several academic conferences.
While an undergraduate student in Bangladesh Dr. Ahsan worked at Grameen Trust which is the research unit of Nobel Prize winning microfinance organization Grameen Bank. York College has an on going collaboration with Grameen Bank where Dr. Ahsan has been instrumental in reinforcing the relationship with the bank's pilot project Grameen America. This effort has already resulted in two internship positions for York students.
- Areas of Expertise:
- Books in Field Of Expertise:
Rahnuma Ahsan. Corporate Payout Behavior in Japan and Europe. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, November 12, 2009. .
- Articles in Field Of Expertise:
Rahnuma Ahsan. "Cultural Aspect of Credit Risk Management: A Lesson from the Microfinance Industry." The CPA Journal. LXXXXI:No 8 August, 2011: 56-59.
- Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances:
" Nature of Transitory Earnings and Share Repurchase Motives: Evidence from Japan " February, 2009: Academy of Economics and Finance(AEF) conference, South Western Finance Association (SWFA) conference.
" Nature of Transitory Earnings and Share Repurchase Motives: Evidence from Japan " April, 2009: Accepted for presentation at Eastern Finance Association (EFA) conference.
" Dividend and repurchase: Substitute or Complementary for Japanese Firms? " April 2008: Eastern Finance Association (EFA) conference.
" Share Repurchase in Japanese and European Firms " February, 2009: Presented at Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) conference.
- Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships:
Graduate Assistantship, Department of Finance, Old Dominion University: 2003-2007.
Hope Scholarship, Old Dominion University: 2006-2007.
Title III Faculty Grant Award by CETL, Online Investment Game (OIG), Risk Perception and Student Performance. 2010-11: $3000 or 3 credit reassigned time.
- Other Professional Activities and Public Service:
Paper Reviewer: Eastern Finance Association Conference,2009.
Paper Reviewer: Alpha Letters, 2008-2009.