Riaz Hussain was born in Pakistan where he received his early education: BS (Physics and Mathematics) from Forman Christian College, Lahore, and MS (Physics) from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He came to USA in 1960 on a Fulbright Fellowship. He studied at the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his PhD in Physics. He joined the University of Scranton as a faculty member in 1967. After teaching Physics for eighteen years, he switched his field of study from Physics to Finance. He went on to get a PhD in Finance from Lehigh University.
Dr. Hussain was the Director of the MBA Program (2002-2005) and was an Alperin Teaching Fellow (2001-2004). At present, he is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University. He has taught courses in Investments, Portfolio Theory, Derivative Securities, and Financial Management to MBA and undergraduate students. He was the faculty moderator (1999-2018) of PRISM Group, a group of undergraduate students who had the responsibility of investing a part of the University endowment fund. He holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. Dr. Hussain also serves as the imam of the Campus Mosque.
In 2007, Dr. Hussain was a visiting faculty member at the Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China.
Now retired as a major from the US Army, Dr. Hussain's son has served two tours of duty in Iraq with the Fourth Infantry Division. At present, his grandson is in the Army, who has served in Iraq as well.
- FIN 351: Introduction to Finance
- FIN 361: Working Capital Management
- FIN 470: Capital Investment and Structure
- FIN 471: Derivative Securities
- FIN 508: Financial Management
- FIN 582: Advanced Financial Management
- FIN 583: Investment Analysis
- FIN 585: Derivative Securities
- FIN 586: Portfolio Theory
- MBA 503C: Finance Module (Online)
- FIN 508: Financial Management (Online)
- Pakistani Students
- MBA Program
- Graduate Assistantships
- Dr. Riaz Hussain