Assistant Professor of Investments
As a recent graduate from Texas Tech University's Ph.D. program in Personal Financial Planning, Nanigian brings a wealth of current knowledge on financial and consumer economics to the college. At The American College, Dr. Nanigian's responsibilities include teaching finance and accounting courses and writing textbooks on investments and mutual funds. Nanigian is also an avid researcher and frequently presents and discusses papers at academic conferences.
Prior to joining The American College in May of 2010, Nanigian was a researcher and Ph.D. student in the Division of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, he earned numerous awards including an AT&T Endowed Chancellor's Fellowship and a best paper award from the Academy of Financial Services for his joint work on the impact of redemption fees on mutual fund performance. Prior to joining Texas Tech, Nanigian was an MBA student at the University of California, Irvine's Merage School of Business, where he was also a Charles D. Martin Endowed Polaris Fellow. Prior to being a full-time MBA student at UC Irvine, Nanigian was an undergraduate student at San Diego State University and worked for a discount brokerage house and a full-service financial planning firm. Nanigian is a proud member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the Academy of Financial Services.