Professor Broughman joined the law faculty in 2009. Prior to coming to Indiana he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he also completed his PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy.
Professor Broughman's research interests include corporate governance, financial contracting (particularly venture capital finance), and law and social norms. His dissertation project examined the role of independent directors and the risk of opportunistic conduct in firms financed by venture capital. In 2008, he was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship for his dissertation project.
Broughman has presented his research at several academic conferences, including the conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) and the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) annual conference, and he has published in both peer-reviewed and student-edited journals. At Indiana Law he teaches corporate law and corporate finance.