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Seyed Mehdian, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

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Seyed M. Mehdian is a Professor of Finance in the School of Management, Honorary Professor of Finance at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi” in Iasi, Romania, and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Romanian American University in Bucharest, Romania. Prior to joining University of Michigan-Flint, Seyed taught at Temple University, Western New England University, Ohio State University, and University of Baltimore. Seyed has published sixty scholarly articles in professional/academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets Review, Global Finance Journal, Emerging Market Finance and Trade, Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, International Journal of Business, International Journal of Behavioral Accounting and Finance, Review of Economic and Business Studies and Finance Research Letters.  Seyed is a member of the editorial board of the Annuals of Economic and Business and the Valuation Journal (evista de Evaluare). He was the Vice President of the Midwest Finance Association from 2008 to 2017.


Seyed has developed and led several study-aboard courses to Russia, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, and Germany. He was awarded the Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2018 to carry out research and teaching in Romania. Seyed regularly travels to Romania to deliver lectures and conduct research projects at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi and the Romanian American University in Bucharest. He has served as a member in several doctoral dissertation committees. Seyed has been reviewer of "An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives" by S. Neftci, "Investment: An Introduction," by H.B. Mayo, and "Cases in Financial Management" by E.F. Brigham. He has been reviewer for numerous finance journals such as Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, and many others. Seyed is the recipient of the 2001 University of Michigan-Flint Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award. He has been granted Erasmus+ Scholarship (sponsored by European Union) in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Seyed is the recipient of the School of Management Service Award in 2014 and 2015.