Susan Coleman
University of Hartford

Susan Coleman is a professor of finance at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurial and corporate finance. Her most recent book, “The Next Wave: Financing Women’s Growth-Oriented Firms”, was published in August 2016. She is the recipient of the Tonkin Award, the University of Hartford’s top award for scholarly or artistic creativity. Dr. Coleman is an active member and past president of the Hartford Area Business Economists. From 2007 to 2011, she also served as a member of Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Economic Advisory Council. In 2017 she was named to the Board of Directors for the Rising Tide Foundation, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization focused on developing education and training programs designed to increase the number of women angel investors in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Coleman is an active angel investor and a limited partner in the Next Wave Impact Fund.

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