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Carl Ackermann

Professional Specialist
Nolan Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction


Carl Ackermann teaches financial management and personal finance to University of Notre Dame undergraduates. He crusades against excessive fees in the investment industry, redirecting them to fight poverty and despair.

At Notre Dame, Ackermann has had the good fortune of receiving several awards for his teaching and service. He received the Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009 and 2014, the James Dincolo Outstanding Teacher Award in 2013, the Senior Class Fellow Award in 2003 and 2011, the BP Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001 and 2009, the inaugural Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2007, and the Kaneb Teaching Award in 2006. In 2012, Businessweek named him one of the ten favorite business professors nationwide.

Ackermann is active in several University service projects and mentoring programs, and participates in Football and Basketball recruiting. He is also a Fellow of the Center for Social Concerns. He holds an A.B. from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




  • Corporate Financial Management