PhD, Walden University; MPhil, University of Oxford, England; BS, University of Salford, England

Research Interests

Asset valuation; portfolio optimization; stock market research; exchange-traded funds optimization; merger and acquisitions; risk analysis; value at risk; derivative valuation


Dr. Sharifzadeh has more than 15 years of experience teaching courses in finance, statistics, and mathematics and has mentored Ph.D. students in finance and accounting at Walden since 2006. He has been engaged in investment management and research for the past 20 years as a chief research analyst and director of research. He has written research reports about the valuation of public companies and industries. Dr. Sharifzadeh is a chartered financial analyst and a certified financial risk manager.