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Mendoza faculty members appointed to endowed chairs

by Shannon Chapla, William G. Gilroy and Susan Guibert Notre Dame News and Information

September 28, 2007


A member of the Mendoza College of Business faculty has been awarded an endowed professorship and another faculty member has been appointed to an endowed directorship.

Timothy J. Loughran, C.R. Smith Professor of Finance has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1999. Loughran specializes in behavioral finance and market microstructure.  He serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial Research. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, including a 2004 Kaneb Award and a 2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in the Mendoza College of Business’ Executive MBA Program in Chicago, he also is a past recipient of the Chicago Board of Trade Competitive Research Award and Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowship.  He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois.

James S. O’Rourke IV, Arthur F. and Mary J. O’Neil Director of the Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990. O’Rourke has been the Fanning Center’s director since its inception. A concurrent professor of management, he specializes in corporate communication, business writing, public speaking and reputation management and directs the “Ten Years Hence” lecture series.  He has published numerous books, including “Beginning your Career Search,” “Graphics and Visual Communication for Managers,” “Management Communication: A Case-Analysis Approach,” and “The Business Communication Casebook: A Notre Dame Collection,” and is senior editor of an eight-title series in managerial communication from Thomson Learning.  He is a consultant to Fortune 500 and mid-size businesses and is widely published in both professional journals and the news media.  Formerly the chair of the Committee on Ethics for the Association for Business Communication, he has served as a trustee of both the Arthur W. Page Society and Institute for Public Relations.  A 1968 graduate of Notre Dame, O'Rourke earned master’s degrees from Temple University and the University of New Mexico and a doctorate from Syracuse University.

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