Faculty & Departments

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Richard R. Mendenhall

Richard R. Mendenhall

Department Chair and Fred V. Duda Chair in Business


Rick Mendenhall studies the role of public information in setting stock prices. For example, he has studied the impact on stock prices of earnings announcements, securities analysts’ forecasts, and firms being added to or deleted from the S&P 500 Index. His studies have been featured and discussed in many media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, CNN Headline News, and National Public Radio. In addition to his research, he remains current by maintaining professional contacts primarily with money managers and consultants. Mendenhall graduated from United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the navy for five years. During that time he graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power School and served aboard a nuclear submarine. He later earned MBA and PhD degrees in finance from Indiana University. He has been a visiting faculty member at Indiana University and New York University.
Contact: 574-631-6076 or Richard.R.Mendenhall.1@nd.edu

Katherine Spiess

Katherine Spiess

Assistant Department Chair


Contact: 574-631-6268 or Spiess.1@nd.edu

Marlene Wasikowski

Marlene Wasikowski

Administrative Assistant


Contact: 574-631-6370 or mwasikow@nd.edu