Anitha Manohar, Associate Professor and Department Chair

Anitha Manohar, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance

Finance and Economics Department Chair


Phone: 415-442-6507

Dr. Anitha Manohar received her PhD in Finance from the University of South Carolina in 2009. Before joining Golden Gate University, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut for four years and at Mercer University in Georgia for eight years. She has taught finance courses in Investments, Derivative Securities, Security Analysis, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Portfolio Theory and Financial Planning. She has worked with students on several service learning projects in the area of Financial Education. Her research area focuses on the behavior of option markets and she has published her research in the journal of Banking and Finance Review. She also completed a research project with the Urban League of Southern Connecticut which examined the impact of education, employment, income inequality, affordable housing and health disparities on the quality of life for urban residents of Connecticut.


  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts, Agnes Scott College

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • 2015 – Present: Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance, Quinnipiac University
  • 2009 – 2015: Assistant Professor of Finance, Mercer University
  • 2007 – 2009: Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, Mercer University
  • 2002 – 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina

Selected Publications

  • Option Market Behavior around the Stocks’ 52-Week Highs and Lows, Banking and Finance Review, Volume 10, No 2. (2018), Co-authored with Geoffrey Ngene, Mercer University
  • Put-Call Parity Violations Around Earnings Announcements, Banking and Finance Review, Volume 5, No 2. (2013)