Douglas Cumming, DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, was the recipient of the 2022 “World Class Faculty Award” by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Education Award Committee.
Cumming created a new course on crowdfunding for undergraduate and graduate students at FAU, which is linked to FAU’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), where students work on real cases with companies in Broward and Palm Beach County. He developed the FAU Crowdfunding Tracker which provides timely updated data on equity crowdfunding campaigns in Florida and states.
His research on equity crowdfunding was the first of its kind in the world, and has informed securities regulators, crowdfunding platforms, and associations on the optimal design of equity crowdfunding campaigns and regulations. He has advised securities regulators and policymakers on the regulation of mutual fund fees and government venture capital programs.
His research on board gender diversity and securities fraud was one of the main papers cited as influencing NASDAQ’s 2021 board diversity rule. He has regularly served as a consultant and an expert witness on matters involving corporate disclosure, damages, valuation, tax evasion, mutual fund fees, hedge fund disclosures, and venture capital governance. Cumming has published over 200 articles in leading academic journals.
I sat down for an interview with Professor Cumming at the FAU College of Business and spent some time in his classroom. Get to know him in my latest video production for the Alliance…
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