Ed Hums is in his twenty-second year as a full-time faculty member of the Mendoza College of Business and currently teaches financial and managerial accounting to undergraduates and team teaches a course in the Masters in Non-Profit Administration program. He also lectures in the Executive Education program at the University and at various corporate locations. For several years Ed played a major role in the Notre Dame – St. Mary’s Tax Assistance Program. Ed formerly served as the faculty adviser for the Notre Dame Accounting Association. In addition to his teaching and lecturing, Ed monitors the rail industry.
Ed received the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, the highest individual teaching award at the University, in 2004 and the Paul Fenlon Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2005. In 2006 when the on-line version of Business Week initially profiled America’s favorite business professors, Ed was the first faculty member listed. In 2008 and 2017 Ed received Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2010 Ed delivered a Last Lecture series presentation in Washington Hall. Ed and his wife, Shirley, serve as Notre Dame's first faculty-in-residence residing in Lyons Hall since 2013.
Ed has an undergraduate degree in accountancy from Notre Dame and master degrees from Indiana University (South Bend). As a student at Notre Dame he was a lead student trainer on the 1973 national champion football team. For twenty five years Ed was the player-coach on the Notre Dame Faculty hockey team. He has held an active Indiana license as a CPA since 1983.