DR. SUSAN COLEMAN
Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Hartford
West Hartford, Ct. 06117
860-768-4690 (office)
CURRENT POSITION: Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Hartford

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Teaching:  Small Business Finance, Financial Institutions and Markets, Money and Banking, Corporate Finance, International Business

Research:  Small Business Finance,  Banking,  International Business Education

DISSERTATION

"Commercial Bank Performance Factors:  Impact on Stock Price" Pace University, 1989

EDUCATION

Pace University; Lubin School of Business;  Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS), l989

University of Connecticut; MBA in Finance, l982

The Pennsylvania State University; MEd, l975

Brown University; BA, l973

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

University of Hartford; Assistant Professor of Finance, 1988-present

University of Hartford; Director, International Center; 1992-1998

University of Hartford; Internal Consultant on issues including strategic planning and budgeting, reorganization of the Business School,  reorganization of the College of Engineering, strategic plan for the College of Arts & Sciences; Strategic Plan for the University, restructuring of collegial administrative structure; 1992-present

University of Hartford; Academic Director, INSAM; academic year program for French undergraduates; 1991

University of Hartford; Academic Director, ESPEME; summer business program for French undergraduates; 1990-91

University of Hartford Business School in Paris; Visiting Professor of Finance; Spring, 1991

Pace University; Guest Lecturer, Executive MBA in Financial Studies; Fall, 1990

Pace University; Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Lubin School teaching graduate level courses on Corporate Diversification Strategy and Money and Capital Markets, l988-1990

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1987-88:  Vice President; Wafra Investment Advisory Group, New York; managed venture capital portfolio for Arab investment bank

1983-87:  Vice President for Strategic Planning and Corporate Development; Citytrust Bancorp, Bridgeport, Connecticut; managed strategic and operations planning process, identified and evaluated new business ventures

1982-83:  Manager of Financial Analysis; Savin Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut; conducted financial analyses relating to products and lines of business

1981-82:  Financial Consultant; Georgetown Consulting Group, Ridgefield, Connecticut; preparation and delivery of expert witness testimony in utility rate proceedings

1978-81:  Assistant to the Undersecretary of Energy, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Hartford, Connecticut; developed and managed state and federally funded energy programs

1976-78:  Executive Director, Marrakech, Incorporated, New Haven, Connecticut; financial management of private, non-profit organization providing short term residential care to women

1975-1976:  Special Education Teacher, Adams County School District, Littlestown, Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS

“An Exploratory Study of International Student Satisfaction” with Mary Carsky (1998).  Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, 11, 152-157.

“The All-University Curriculum: A Team Teaching, Interdisciplinary, and Inter-College Approach” with Joan O’Mara, Jane Horvath, Marcia Seabury, and Harald Sandstrom (1998).  In International Studies in the Next Millennium edited by Julia A. Kushigian.  Westport, Ct.: Praeger.

"Crime in Russia: Implications for the Development of Training Programs for Russian Entrepreneurs".  Journal of Small Business Management, 35 (1), 73-77, January, 1997.

"Women Owned Businesses and Bank Switching:  The Role of Customer Service" with Dr. Mary Carsky.  Journal of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance, 5 (1), 75-83, Spring, 1996.

"International Students in the Classroom: A Resource and an Opportunity".  International Education, 26 (2), 52-61.

"Financing Small Business:  Strategies Employed by Women Entrepreneurs" with Dr. Mary Carsky.  The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 3 (1), 28-42.

"Understanding the Market of Women-Owned Small Businesses" with Dr. Mary Carsky.
Journal of Retail Banking Services, Summer, 1996.

"Measuring Success: Using Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Manufacturing Internships on a Group of Kuwaiti Engineering Undergraduates" with Dr. Bruce Herniter, International Education (lead article), Spring, 1995.

"A Business Curriculum for the Commonwealth of Independent States" with Dr. James Narduzzi,   International Education, Fall, 1994.

"The Asian Studies Consortium:  An Innovative Approach to Study in Japan" with Dr. James Narduzzi,  Dr. Jonathan Lawson, and Dr. Guy Colarulli,  International Education Forum, Spring, 1994.

"Responding to Cultural Differences:  An Innovative Approach to Measuring International Student Satisfaction" with Dr. Mary Carsky, International Education (lead article), Spring, 1994.

"Capitalizing on International Linkages:  Two Models of Study Abroad Programs for Foreign Students" with Dr. James Narduzzi and Ms. Deborah Huntsman,  Continuing Higher Education Review,  Winter/Spring 1993.

"Developing and Evaluating a Non-Credit Business Program for French Undergraduates" with Dr. James Narduzzi,  The Journal of Continuing Higher Education,  Fall, 1993.

"Creating International Partnerships in the Private Sector:  The Eastern European Education Initiative" with Dr. James Narduzzi,  International Education Forum, Spring, 1993.

"Trends in Deregulation and Profitability:  New England Commercial Banks, 1985-1989", Journal of Financial &  Strategic Decisions, Fall, 1992.

"Attitudinal Changes Among French Undergraduates Regarding American Business and Culture: The University of Hartford Experience" with Dr. James Narduzzi, International Education, Fall, 1991.

"Through a Glass Darkly:  Commercial Bank P/E Ratios and Performance", Journal of Financial & Strategic Decisions, Fall, 1991.

"In the Eye of the Beholder:  Commercial Bank Priorities for Maximizing Shareholder Value", The Journal of Business  and Economic Studies, 1, Spring/Summer 1991.

"The Impact of Commercial Bank Performance Variables on Stock Price: Pre- and Post-Deregulation", Journal of Financial & Strategic Decisions (lead article), Winter, l990.

PRESENTATIONS  AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

“The Role of Debt in Small Business Finance:  A Comparison of Men and Women-Owned Firms” with Richard Cohn.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance, Chicago, October 13, 1998.

“Access to Capital: A Comparison of Men and Women-Owned Small Businesses”.  Paper presented at the Babson/Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium, May 21, 1998.

“Banks as a Source of Small Business Capital: A Comparison of Men and Women-Owned Small Businesses” with Dr. Mary Carsky.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 14, 1997.

“Women Owned Businesses, Access to Capital, and Family Support”  with Dr. Mary Carsky.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Family Business Program Association, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 11, 1997.

"Women Owned Businesses and Bank Switching:  The Role of Customer Service" with Dr. Mary Carsky.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9, 1996.  Awarded Best Paper Award.

"The Role of the All University Curriculum in Internationalizing the Liberal Arts Curriculum" with Dr. Marcia Seabury, Dr. Harald Sandstrom, and Dr. Joan O'Mara.  Paper presented at The Future of International Studies in the Liberal Arts Context, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, June 15, 1996.

"Using Evaluation to Increase Support and Participation in Study Abroad".  Paper presented at The Association of International Education Administrators Annual Conference, Bandera, Texas,  March 1, 1996.

"Financing Small Business; Strategies Employed by Women Entrepreneurs" with Dr. Mary Carsky.  Paper presented at Women Make a Difference; A Conference on Women, Business and Business Education, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, November, 1995.

"International Students in the Classroom: A Resource and an Opportunity".  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Connecticut Consortium for Enhancing Learning and Teaching, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, November, 1995.

"Sources of Capital for Women Entrepreneurs: The Role of Banks" with Dr. Mary Carsky.
Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economic Association Annual Conference,
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, September, 1995.

"Measuring Success in International Programs".  Paper presented at the Association of International Education Administrators Annual Conference,  Atlanta, Georgia,  February, 1995.

"An Empirical Investigation of Women Entrepreneurs' Banking Relationships" with Dr. Mary Carsky.
Paper presented at the Academy of Business Administration 1994 Global Trends Conference,  Cancun, Mexico, December , 1994.

"The Lending Behavior of Major New England Banks During the Credit Crunch 1989-92".  Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Conference,  Bar Harbor, Maine, September, 1994.

"Needs of Small Institutions".  Paper presented at the Association of International Education Administrators Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February, 1994.

"The Asian Studies Consortium:  An Innovative Approach to Study in Japan".  Paper presented at the Association for International Educators Regional Meeting, Hartford, October, 1993.

"The Role of Academic Exchanges in Privatization".  Paper presented at the International Conference on Privatization and Socioeconomic Policy in Krakow, Poland, October, 1993.

"Factors Affecting Banks' Willingness to Lend:  New England Banks 1985-89".  Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, September, 1993.

"Survivors and Victims:  The Public Policy Implications of New England Bank Failures".  Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, September, 1992.

"ESPEME: A Summer International Business Program" with James Narduzzi and Deborah Huntsman.  Paper presented at the National University Continuing Education Association Annual Meeting, April 1992.

"Commercial Bank Stock Price and Performance: A Factor Analytic Approach".  Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, November, 1990.

"Through a Glass Darkly:  Commercial Bank P/E Ratios and Performance".  Paper presented at the Midsouth Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting, February 1990.

"In the Eye of the Beholder:  Commercial Bank Priorities for Maximizing Shareholder Value".  Paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, October, 1989.

PAPERS DISCUSSED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

“The Credit Risk Implications of Small Bank Mergers and Acquisitions” presented by Tom Stanley, John Lajaunie, and Craig Wells at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance, October, 1998.

“Do Banks Price Agency?  An Examination of Implicit and Explicit Premiums using Small Business Data” presented by James C. Brau at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance, October, 1997.

"Ten Big Emerging Markets and the Small Firm Effect" presented by William Cheng and Jerome L. Duncan at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small  Firm Finance,  October, 1996.

"Trade Prospects in the Pacific Rim" presented by  Abdul Momen at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, September 1994.

"The Behavior of Expected Stock Returns in Emerging Markets"  presented by Nasir Khilji at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, September, 1993.

"The Influence of Bank Expansion Strategy on Structure, Performance and Concentration"  presented by Carolyn E. Clark, Paul L. Foster, and A. J. Stagliano at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, September, 1991.

"The Effects of Takeover Bid Announcements by Corporate "Raiders" on Bond Ratings" presented by Michael Madaris and Banamber Mishra at the Midsouth Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting, February 1990.

"New Bank Equity Returns in the Northeast 1980-1988" presented by James  Bedingfield, A. J. Stagliano, and Robert D. Johnston at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, November 1990.

"Small Business Finance and Regional Banks" presented by John Ballantine at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, October, 1989.

OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

“Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager”.  Seminar series offered through the University of Hartford Downtown Center, Fall 1998.

“The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for the Managers of Non-Profits”.  Seminar series offered through the University of Hartford Downtown Center, June, 1998.

“Money Management” and “Time Management”.  Components of Customer Service Training for CVS Pharmacy.  April, 1998.

“Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives”.    Seminar series for managers of Wood Group Aero, Hartford, Connecticut,  June-July, 1997.

“Teaching International Business Courses”.  Conference co-sponsored with the University of Connecticut Center for International Business, Education, and Research.  University of Hartford, March 7, 1997.

"Forming Strategic Alliances".  Guest Speaker for the monthly meeting of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Connecticut Chapter.  Hartford, December 2, 1996.

"Turning the Dream Into Reality".    Facilitated session for "Women Getting Down to Business";  conference sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.   Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT., October 7, 1996.

Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, International Business Committee.  Appointed Chair of Publications Sub-Committee, September, 1996.

“Teaching International Students”.  Seminar and workshop for University of Hartford faculty.  University of Hartford, August 24, 1996.

"Connecticut's Economy; 1996".  Presentation at the Women's Transportation Seminar Program, January 24, 1996.

"Financial Management Seminar".  Conducted for International Sales Managers of Laticrete International.  Bethany, Connecticut,  January 15, 1996

“Emerging International Markets”.    Seminar for Relationship Managers of Fleet Bank.  Cromwell, Connecticut, June 6, 1995.

"The Outlook for Business Taxation in Connecticut".  Panel chair and presenter for April Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the Smaller Business Association of New England, April 25, 1995.

"Be an Entrepreneur:  Access to Capital and Government Contracts".  Panel chair for the Connecticut Women's Economic Summit, March 25, 1995.

"Emerging Industries in Connecticut".  Presentation to Relationship Managers of Fleet Bank, February 21, 1995.

Smaller Business Association of New England.  Member of Organizing Committee for Connecticut  Chapter.

Connecticut Business and Industry Association.  Appointed to International Trade Advisory Committee, September, 1994.

“Financial Survival Strategies for Women".  WTIC television interview aired March 3, 1994.

"A Business Curriculum for the Newly Independent States".  Paper and training session presented at Concordia University, Irvine, California, February  10-11, 1994, for faculty, administrators,  and members of the Board of Regents.

Session Chair; "Needs of Small Institutions" at the Association of International Education Administrators Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February, 1994.

"Russia and the Ukraine: Human Rights and Economic Realities" presented as a part of the University of Connecticut Ethics and Global Issues Lecture Series,  West Hartford, Connecticut, January, 1994.

Panelist and Session Chair; "Business-Higher Education Linkages and NIS Development" at the Organizing Conference of the International Alliance of Universities; Washington D.C., November 9, 1993.

Guest Speaker; "Economic Conditions and Financial Institutions in Poland and Russia"; monthly meeting of the Financial Women International; Hartford, Connecticut, November 8, 1993.

New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting; Hartford, Connecticut,  October 30-31, 1993.  Assistance with local arrangements.

Session Chair; " Educational and Training Exchanges" at the Conference on Privatization and Socioeconomic Policy in Central and Eastern Europe; Krakow,  Poland, October 20, 1993.

OPTIONS Lecture Series on Domestic Policy Issues, Fall, 1992.

Guest Lecturer;  "Outlook for the Banking Industry", Investment Seminar Series, Hartford Society of Financial Analysts, 1990

Reviewer;  Journal of Financial & Strategic Decisions, l990- present

Reviewer; Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 1994

Reviewer, The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance, 1997

Reviewer, Journal of Financial Education, 1997

Dissertation Committee, Pace University;  Title: "Systematic Management of Corporate Change and Adaptability Under Economic, Social, Political and Regulatory Change: A Case  Study of Duquesne Light Company", 1990

Guest Speaker; "You and Your Money", radio call-in show  focusing on the condition of the banking industry in New England, l990

Guest Speaker;  "The Long Term Strategic Impacts of Short Term Financial Decision Making" presented to the Connecticut Data Processing Managers Association, December,  l989

HONORS

Elected First Vice President, Hartford Area Business Economists, 1997-98

Elected Vice President for Programming of the Hartford Area Business Economists, 1997-98.

Recipient of Competitive Paper Award;  Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance Annual Conference, October, 1996.

Appointed to Congressional District 1 Advisory Council of the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, June 1996-1998.

Recipient of J. William Fulbright Fellowship for Administrators in International Education
to Germany,  April-May, 1996.

Certificate of Recognition from the University of Hartford Faculty Senate for "outstanding work" and the development of "a well organized and innovative program that has engaged students, faculty and friends".  April 11, 1996.

University of Hartford "Above and Beyond" Award for consultation in the area of strategic planning, March 1994

University of Hartford Humanities School Fellow, 1991-92

Barney Research Grant Recipient, 1990-91 and 1991-92

University of Hartford Coffin Grant Recipient, 1990-91, 1996-97

Recipient of Competitive Paper Award; Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, l989

Outstanding Doctoral Student; Lubin School of Business, Pace University, l989

Recipient of Richard D. Irwin Fellowship, l989

Graduate School Fellow; The Pennsylvania State University, l973-74

Graduate magna cum laude; Brown University, l973

Phi beta kappa; Brown University, l973

FOREIGN LANGUAGES SPOKEN:  French,  Spanish, German

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Financial Management Association
Academy of Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance
Hartford Area Business Economists; VP of Programs, 1997-98;  First VP, 1998-99
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Association of International Education Administrators
Network for Entrepreneurial Women
Connecticut Business and Industry Association, International Trade Advisory Committee
Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, International Committee
National Association of Women Business Owners, Connecticut Chapter

COMMITTEES

Barney School Faculty Workshop Committee, 1998-present; Chair
Barney School Strategic Planning Committee, 1998-present
Barney School Faculty Search Committee, 1998-present
Barney School Undergraduate Committee, 1996-98; Chair 1997-98
Barney School Professional Development Committee, 1989-91
University International Languages & Cultures Committee, 1998-present
International Student Advisory Committee, 1992-present
Mortensen Library Board of Visitors, 1997-present
Jonathan Martin Scholarship Committee, 1989-present
Lincoln Theater Advisory Group, 1989-91
New York University Faculty Resource Network, campus liaison, 1992-1998
Yale Visiting Faculty Program, campus liaison, 1992-98
Fulbright Scholarship Program, campus liaison, 1992-98

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