Mendoza School of Business

Wendy Angst

Assistant Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Management & Organization Department, Associate Teaching Professor
Management & Organization
  360A Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Awards

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.

Masters of Health Administration, University of LaVerne
BS, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise
Design Thinking, Strategy, Consulting, Entrepreneurship

Editorial Boards
Editorial Board Member
July, 2012

Designing Your Life
Innovation & Design Thinking
Interterm - Innovation & Design Thinking
Innovation and Design
Business Problem Solving
Social Media Strategy and Analytics
Commercialization Business Analytics
"Poets & Quants as a favorite business professor", Poets & Quants, 2019

"Joe and Gina Prochaska Family Teaching Award", University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, 2019

"James Dincolo Oustanding Undergraduate Professor Award", University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, 2018

"Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching", University of Notre Dame, 2017