I am an assistant professor of finance in Clemson College of Business. My research mainly focuses on empirical corporate finance and asset management.


I earned my PhD in Finance at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. In my dissertation, I investigates the effect of non-practicing entities (patent trolls) on the market for acquisition of small firms by exploiting the adoption of state-level anti-patent troll laws in 35 states.

Prior to joining the University of Oregon, I received a M.S. in Financial Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran.

I have taught finance courses at the undergraduate level at the Lundquist College of Business and have received Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award. I teach Financial Management to undergraduate students at Clemson.