Dr. Parvez Ahmed is Associate Professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He is an active researcher whose articles have been published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Portfolio Management etc.
He recently authored a book on Mutual Funds titled Mutual Funds – Fifty Years of Academic Research, In addition he writes editorials dispelling stereotypes about Islam and Muslims.
His articles have been published in several leading newspapers around the country such as the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun Tribune, Houston Chronicle, New York Newsday, Seattle Times, Charlotte Observer, and Tampa Tribune. He currently serves on the Board of OneJax, formerly the National Conference on Community and Justice (NCCJ). From 2005-08, Dr. Ahmed served as the Chairman of the Board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). From 2002-2005, he also served as the Chairman for the Florida chapter of CAIP. In 2006-2007 Dr. Ahmed served as an at-large board for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Florida.