About Me

andrew cohen
Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is an Academic Entrepreneur & Award Winning Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Finance at Old Dominion University & Adjunct at Hampton University: Creator of “Future Traders” educational platform and trading simulation; Developer and investment strategist of the “Systematic Alpha” Model at Validea Capital; Former top Wall Street Trader and Market Maker, Public Speaker, Entsminger Fellow, and Bloomberg Expert.

His Awards include FMA’s 2019 Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, ODU’s 2019 University Teaching with Technology Award. He won an FIG Faculty Innovation Grant in 2018 for his innovative trading simulation, “Future Traders”. He won the University Distinguished Teacher Award in 2017 while being selected as an “Entsminger” fellow. In 2015, he won the Outstanding Non-Tenure Faculty Award.

He began his career at Goldman, Sachs Training Program establishing a strong foundation for success. He utilized Future Traders along with his Wall Street trading and investing experience to elevate ODU’s trading room lab into the top echelon of Bloomberg’s Trading Rooms. Top performing trader and market maker on Wall Street allowed for financial independence at 36. Registered Investment Advisor Skilled in Stock and Option Analysis, Trading strategy, Bloomberg, and creating and utilizing Simulations to optimize student learning. Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, from NYU’s Stern School of Business.