Professor of Finance
Phone: 860-768-4690, Room 412B
Dr. Susan Coleman is a Professor of Finance at the University of Hartford located in West Hartford, Connecticut. She teaches courses in entrepreneurial and corporate finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Coleman’s research interests include entrepreneurial and small business finance. She has published extensively on the topic of financing women-owned firms and is frequently quoted in the business press. Dr. Coleman recently completed a book (with Alicia Robb) entitled A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-owned Firms published by the Stanford University Press in April, 2012.
Selected Scholarship Articles and Books:
“Toward a Theory of Financial Bricolage: The Impact of Small Loans on New Businesses” with Dafna Kariv (forthcoming). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
“Gender, Performance and Financial Strategy: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective” with Dafna Kariv (2013). Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 18 (3). DOI: 10.1142/S1084946713500209.
“A Resource-Based View of New Firm Survival: New Perspectives on the Role of Industry and Exit Route” with Carmen Cotei and Joseph Farhat (2013). Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 18 (1). DOI: 10.1142/S1084946713500027.
“Unlocking Innovation in Women-Owned Firms: Strategies for Educating the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs” with Alicia Robb (2012). Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education 1-2, 99-125.
“Gender-based Performance Differences in the United States: Examining the Roles of Financial Capital and Motivations” with Alicia Robb (2012). In K.D. Hughes and J.E. Jenning (Eds.) Showcasing the Diversity of Women’s Entrepreneurship Research. New York: Edward Elgar, pp. 75-92.
“Financing Women-Owned Firms: A Review of Recent Literature” with Alicia Robb (2012). In D. Cummings (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 719-752.
Recent Achievements and Honors:
Recipient of Barney Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2013.
Appointed to the Governor’s Economic Advisory Council, October 2007. Served 2007-2011.
Recipient of Barney Faculty Excellence Award for Research, 2004, 2008, and 2011.
Recipient of Barney School of Business Faculty Excellence Award for Service, 2000, 2007, 2010.
Recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award for Sustained Service to the University. This is the top service award given at the University of Hartford. May 2010.