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Gulnara Zaynutdinova Ph.D.

304-293-7836Gulnara.Zaynutdinova@mail.wvu.edu221Business and Economics Building


Gulnara Zaynutdinova Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Zaynutdinova received her Ph.D. in Finance and M.S. in Economics from Washington State University. She taught courses in Financial Management at Washington State University and Financial Institutions at the University of Idaho. She received Carson College of Business Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2011 and Washington State University’s Graduate and Professional Students Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. She was the recipient of the Best Doctoral Paper Award in Investment at the Southwestern Finance Association Meetings in 2015.

Dr. Zaynutdinova is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. She teaches Intermediate Finance for senior undergraduate students. Her current research interests are in the areas of empirical asset pricing, institutional investors, mutual funds and investor behavior.


  • Ph.D., Finance, Washington State University, 2015
  • M.S., Economics, Washington State University, 2011

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