Yasser Alhenawi
  • Yasser Alhenawi

  • Professor, MBA Program Coordinator,Manager of Teaching and Learning Center
  • Ext: 5163

Dr. Al-henawi is a Professor of Finance. He is also the Director of the MBA Program and the Director of the University's Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). Dr. Al-henawi has earned his higher education degrees from distinguished universities in the U.S.A. That includes, Master of Business Administration (2004), Master of Science in Financial Economics (2009) and a Ph.D. in Finance (2010). His areas of specialty are Corporate Finance and Investments. Dr. Al-henawi has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in finance and he has been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His research interests are mergers and acquisitions, asset pricing models, Islamic finance, and personal finance. He has presented his research in major conferences and his papers have been published in distinguished finance journals. His consulting interests include feasibility studies, financial analysis, and business valuation. Dr. Al-henawi has practical experience in banking and investments. He served as Director of Small Loans Program (U.S.A.) and Investment Portfolio Manager (U.S.A.). He is a registered investment advisor and financial planner in the U.S.A. He is licensed to practice investment advising in the State of Indiana.

Education
  • Ph.D., University of New Orleans, USA, 2010
  • M.Sc., University of New Orleans, USA, 2009
  • MBA, Emporia State University, USA, 2005
Experience
  • MBA Program Director, UAE, 2020-current
  • Associate Professor of Finance, UAE, 2019-current
  • Associate Professor of Finance (tenured), USA, 2016-2019
  • Registered Investment Advisor / Portfolio Manager, USA, 2015-2019
  • Director of Small Loans Program, USA, 2013-2019
  • Founding Director, the Institute for Banking and Finance, USA, 2013-2019
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, USA, 2010-2016
  • Doctoral Assistant, USA, 2007-2010
Teaching Area
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments and Derivatives
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Analysis
  • International Financial Management
Research
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investments and Asset Pricing Models
  • Household and Personal Financial Planning
  • Islamic Investments
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Ethnicity and Homophily Effects in U.S. M&As. Co-authored with M. Kabir Hassan. 2022 Global FMA Conference in the Middle East. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 14-16 November 2022.
  • Program Committee member. The Global FMA Conference in the Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nov 14-16, 2022.
  • How Psychological and Financial Vulnerability Affect Financial Planning in a Post-crisis: The Case of COVID-19 Pandemic. Co-authored with Khulood Allanjawi and Atefeh Yazdanparast. 2022 AMA Winter Academic Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 10-20 Feb 2022. Best paper runner-up award.
  • Financial Contagion: A New Test with Broad Economic Perspective. Co-authored with Li-Kai (Connie) Liao. 28th Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management (PBFEAM) Conference. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. January 7 and 8, 2021.
  • Resurrection of Capital Asset Pricing Models: A Practical Test with Active Management Approach. Co-authored with Khalid Elkhal. 2019 Academy of Finance Conference. Chicago, IL. March, 27-29, 2019.
  • Resurrection of Capital Asset Pricing Models: A Practical Test With Active Management Approach. Co-authored with Khalid Elkhal. The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International (FMA) in San Diego, CA. October, 10 – 13, 2018.
  • Toward a Complete Definition of Relatedness in Merger and Acquisition Transactions. Co-authored with Martha Stilwell. The 26th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management at Rutgers University, September 6-7, 2018.
  • 5. The Impacts of Materialism and the Need-for-Arousal Traits on Households’ Borrowing Behavior. Co-authored with Atefeh Yazdanparast. The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International (FMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19-22, 2016.
  • Toward a Complete Definition of Relatedness in Merger and Acquisition Transactions. Academy of Business Research Spring Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. March 23-25, 2016.
  • The Impacts of Materialism and the Need-for-Arousal Traits on Households’ Borrowing Behavior. Co-authored with Atefeh Yazdanparast. Academy of Business Research Spring Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. March 23-25, 2016.
  • Personality Traits, Attitude, and Households' Borrowing. Co-authored with Atefeh Yazdanparast. FMA Applied Finance Conference (Consortium on Research in Emotional Finance: Emotional, Neural, and Behavioral Aspects of Decision-making). St. John's University in New York City, New York (Manhattan campus). May 15, 2015.
  • What did we learn from two Financial Crises? Southwestern Finance Association Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. March 11-14, 2015.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • American Finance Association - USA
  • Financial Management Association - USA
  • Best paper runner up award - AMA Winter Academic Conference (Las Vegas, NV) (2022)