Faculty & Staff Directory

Aaron Anglin

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department


Aaron Anglin is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and joined TCU in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. His research examines issues surrounding novel forms of new venture finance, such as crowdfunding and microfinance, using psychological perspectives as well as social entrepreneurship, content analytic methods, and facial recognition analysis. His research has been published in a variety of outlets including Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Leadership Quarterly, and Family Business Review, among others. He is a Field Editor in the area of new venture finance at Journal of Business Venturing and serves on the Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Venturing Insights editorial boards. He was the recipient of the Neeley School of Business’s Emerging Scholar Award in the Spring of 2023. Professor Anglin teaches New Venture Development and New Venture Planning. Prior to academia he served as a founding partner of a financial planning firm in Raleigh, NC.


  • PhD, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • New Venture Financing
  • Crowdfunding

Selected Publications

  • "Role theory perspectives: past, present, and future applications of role theories in management research", Journal of Management
  • "Express yourself: Facial expression of happiness, anger, fear, and sadness in funding pitches", Journal of Business Venturing
  • "Narcissistic rhetoric and crowdfunding performance: A social role theory perspective", Journal of Business Venturing
  • "The power of positivity? The influence of positive psychological capital language on crowdfunding performance", Journal of Business Venturing
  • "A review and road map of entrepreneurial equity financing research: Venture capital, corporate venture capital, angel investment, crowdfunding, and accelerators", Journal of Management