BIO:  Dr. Susan Coleman

Dr. Susan Coleman joined the University of Hartford as an Assistant Professor of Finance in 1988.  She received her doctorate from Pace University in 1989 and was named Outstanding Doctoral Student for the year.  She also received a Richard D. Irwin Fellowship for her doctoral research on banking.  Dr. Colemanís current research deals with small business finance and particularly the ways in which women-owned businesses finance their businesses.  Dr. Coleman teaches corporate finance and small business finance.  From  1992-98 Dr. Coleman directed the Universityís International Center.  In that capacity she was responsible for 600 international students, study abroad programs, faculty professional development, and community activities.

Dr. Coleman serves on committees of the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the District One Export Council, and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.  She is Vice President for the Hartford Area Business Economists and is frequently quoted in the Hartford Courant on business and economic issues.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Coleman held a variety of positions in business including Vice President for Strategic Planning and New Business Development for Citytrust Bancorp and Vice President in charge of Venture Capital Investing for Wafra, an Arab investment advisory firm in New York City.

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