Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

David Nanigian, Ph.D.

» Associate Professor of Investments

Areas Of Expertise:
Investments, Portfolio Management, Security Analysis

Dr. David Nanigian conducts scholarly research in Financial Economics and teaches graduate-level finance courses. He is internationally known for his research on mutual funds, which has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at the New York Stock Exchange, the World Finance Conference, and the Financial Management Association. He has been quoted in various media outlets, including Fox News, Time, and The Associated Press.

Prior to joining The American College in 2010, Nanigian was a researcher and Ph.D. student 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 a BBA student at San Diego State University and worked for a discount brokerage house and a full-service financial planning firm.

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Programs of Study
Centers of

Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)