Dr. Mustafa Dah


Mustafa Dah is an assistant professor of finance. He received his PhD in Finance from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also holds an MBA and a BS in Finance from LAU. Dah’s primary research interest is in the area of corporate governance. Specifically, his current research focuses on the following topics: CEO and director compensation, board independence, managerial turnover, CEO and director entrenchment, and agency cost. He has participated in top finance conferences as a presenter and program committee member. He considers the balance between superb teaching and a rigorous research agenda to be his greatest strength.

Teaching Interests 

  • Corporate Finance Policies and Theories
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Islamic Finance

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance and Investments: CEO and Director Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Equity Restructuring
  • Diversification
  • Internal Capital Markets
  • Islamic Investment Fund

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Dah, M. A., M. Jizi & Sbeity, S. (in press). Board Independence and Managerial Authority. Corporate Ownership and Control, 12. 

Dah, M.A., Hoque, M. & Wang, S. (2015). Constrained Investments and Opportunity Cost - Evidence from Islamic Funds. Managerial Finance, 41(4), 348 – 367. 

Dah, M.A., Frye M. & Hurst, M. (2014). Board Changes and CEO Turnover: The Unanticipated Effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Journal of Banking and Finance, 41, 97-108. 

Boumosleh A., Dah A. & Dah, M. A.(2012). Internal Capital Markets and Equity Restructuring. The Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(6), 1171-1182.