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Todd Federman

Instructional Specialist, Economics

BA, University of Rochester
MBA, Harvard Business School
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After getting an MBA from Harvard, Todd started his twenty-five year Wall Street career at Goldman Sachs as a bond trader. He then joined Drexel Burnham as both a bond and equity trader. After Drexel, Todd spent fifteen years at hedge fund Paloma Partners, managing a regional office and trading equities based on a proprietary technical trading model. After leaving Wall Street, he started a second career in education. Todd was an adjunct in the Mathematics department at MSU from 2009-2014 before joining the Economics department full time in the fall of 2014. Todd was also an independent Education Consultant. He ran professional development workshops, focused on showing teachers how to use Smart Boards effectively.


PowerPoint, Classroom technology, Smartboard and Smart Notebook software

Office Hours


10:00 am - 11:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professional Experience

  • Teacher, Newark Academy (2010 - 2010)
  • Trader/Portfolio Manager/Programmer, Paloma Partners (1990 - 2005)
  • Professor, Montclair State University (2014 - Present)
  • Education Technology Consultant, Education Consultant - Self Employed (2010 - Present)
  • Math Tutor, Math Tutor - Self Employed (2009 - 2019)
  • Trainer, Tele-Measurements, Inc (2010 - 2018)
  • Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University (2009 - 2014)
  • Adjunct Professor, William Paterson University (2010 - 2011)


  • Training/Education, The College of New Jersey. (February 2018 - February 2018). Presented 2 Socratic PowerPoint workshops

Honors & Awards

  • Arnold Speert Students First Award, William Paterson University (May 2011)