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Professor Alan Cring

Instructional Assistant Professor
International Studies
State Farm Hall of Business - SFH 120
Office Hours
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays and by appointment
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Professor Cring is a member of the Faculty of Finance, Insurance and Law. He is also a professional artist and photographer.

Current Courses

240.002Business Finance

240.004Business Finance

344.001International Financial Management

240.001Business Finance

240.002Business Finance

Teaching Interests & Areas

Theory and practical applications of traditional finance, including corporate cash and capital management and allocation, as well as investments, including portfolio development, control, and management. Transitioning from the traditional means of financial management and investments to the new world of cryptocurrencies, blockchains, smart contracts, and NFTs.

Other Business Administration

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

MA Economics

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

BS Mathematics

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Impact Award

Illinois State University


Alligators and the Swamp: Transitioning from Traditional to Reform.. National Association for Developmental Education 28th Annual Conference. (2004)
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