Wendy Angst is an Associate Teaching Professor and Assistant Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A recipient of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Professor award, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses specializing in design thinking, innovation, consulting, strategy, social media, and entrepreneurship. Wendy also teaches Innovation & Design Thinking as a Visiting Professor at the University of Cattolica in Milan.
Outside of the classroom Wendy serves as the faculty advisory for the Notre Dame chapter of Design for America.
Prior to joining Notre Dame, Wendy was an entrepreneur in the healthcare space, serving for over a decade as one of the earliest champions and architects of the electronic personal health record. She shepherded the company from angel funding to acquisition before leaving industry to teach. She has also spent time consulting with companies both nationally and internationally.
Aside from her work at Notre Dame, Wendy has advised a variety of startup companies and has served on the board of directors of the YWCA of North Central Indiana and Saint Joseph Grade School. She has 3 children and is an avid runner and traveler. Her research interests include how design thinking is being adopted, utilized, and applied within organizations.
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