Professor Akter comes to Gonzaga after completing her Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to Gonzaga, she worked as an assistant professor of Banking and Risk Management at the University of Dhaka for nine years. She came to the USA to pursue her MBA at Illinois State University in 2017. After finishing her MBA, she sought her Ph.D. in Finance.
Maimuna grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and found her fascination for teaching during her undergraduate studies. She started her career in academia at the University of Dhaka. Her passion for learning Finance in a broader arena encouraged her to move to the USA for higher studies. Her current research is on how common ownership influences corporate policies. Her research interests include climate finance, market manipulation, and corporate culture. At Gonzaga, professor Akter will teach Principles of Financial Management and Intermediate Finance courses.