John Nofsinger

John Nofsinger Leads Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage

As the Seward Chair in Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage, John Nofsinger offers the institution his expertise in behavioral finance, investments, investor psychology, and international finance. He previously served as a professor of finance at Washington State University, where he conducted courses for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students using both classroom and online instruction platforms.

Nofsinger has also published numerous scholarly works since joining professional academia in 1996. Recently, he co-wrote the article, “Availability, Recency, and Sophistication in the Repurchasing Behavior of Retail Investors,” which was featured in the Journal of Banking and Finance. In addition to authoring textbooks and trade books, he also performs editorial services and currently acts as co-editor for the Journal of Behavioral Finance and Economics.

John Nofsinger is a well-respected authority in the financial field, and as such is often cited in publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on broadcasts for CNNfn, National Public Radio, and CNBC.

Highlights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The William H. Seward Endowed Chair in Finance at the University of Anchorage, John R. Nofsinger is a noted expert in behavioral and socially responsible finance. In addition to being widely published and quoted in numerous national and regional publications, John R. Nofsinger has been invited to teach classes at several institutions around the world, including Al Yamamah University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh, an ancient city that was once located along critical trade routes, now functions as Saudi Arabia’s political, financial, and administrative capital. One of the wealthiest cities in the world, Riyadh has a reputation for treasuring traditional conservative Saudi values.

One of the most famous landmarks in Riyadh is the Kingdom Centre Tower, the third tallest building in the world. A beautiful example of modern architecture, Kingdom Centre stretches 992 feet into the air and has a distinctive u-shaped opening at the top of the building. The artistic curve is lit up with a variety of colors in the evening, creating a striking focal point on the skyline. The Kingdom Centre complex contains a hotel, shopping center, observation deck, and the headquarters for the Kingdom Holding Company.

Another popular place to visit is the National Museum, one of the finest in the Middle East. The museum features eight galleries that showcase Arabian history, culture, and art through films, interactive displays, and virtual visits.