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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Anisur Rahman, Ph.D., joined the University of Central Oklahoma in fall 2023 as an assistant professor of finance. Before coming to UCO, Anisur served as an assistant professor of finance and economics at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an internal auditor with the largest telecom operator in Bangladesh.

Rahman’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in finance from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, an MBA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and a B.B.A. from Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Rahman has taught in various areas of finance including corporate finance, security analysis, investment, portfolio management and derivatives. In terms of research, his major focus areas include corporate finance and investment. He has published in several top-tier journals including Finance Research Letters, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. - Finance, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

MBA - Finance, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon 

B.B.A. - Business Administration, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh


Assistant Professor of Finance – University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics - Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri 

Instructor of Finance, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 

Internal Audit Specialist, GrameenPhone, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Honors and Awards

Lee Hunter Fellowship of Business Management: 2021-22, 2022-23

Alpha Chi Teaching Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition: 2019-20, 2020-21

Westminster College Faculty Development Fund: 2019-20, 2018-19

Willamette University M.B.A. Scholar Award: 2013-14, 2012-13


Classes Taught

FIN-5553-Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

FIN-4343-Security Analysis

FIN-3563-Fundamentals of Business Finance

Professional and Community Involvement

Financial Management Association

Eastern Finance Association

Southern Finance Association

Southwestern Finance Association

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Rahman, A., Sah, N. (2022). Female Directors in Play Keep Short-Sellers Away. The European Accounting Review.

Sah, N., Banerjee, A., Malm, J., Rahman, A. (2021). A good name is better than riches: Family firms and working capital management. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

Rahman, A., Talukdar, B., Bhuyan, R. (2020). Board independence and short selling. Finance Research Letters.

Teaching Philosophy

Through his teaching, Anisur wants to spread his excitement about finance among his students. He always strives to make the learning experience both enjoyable and rewarding. He brings real-world examples to the classroom and encourages lively discussion.

Anisur has experience in teaching a very diverse student body. Their diversity manifests in terms of culture, gender, academic background, age, and so on. He considers these differences as great opportunities to broaden and deepen the educational experience. So, in his classroom, he encourages alternative and diverse perspectives so that everyone can learn to interact effectively with each other in an increasingly complex society.

Teaching will continue to be an exciting part of Anisur’s academic career as he takes great pride and pleasure in pushing his students to learn and in seeing them succeed in this ever-competitive global economy.

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