Mendoza School of Business

Carl Ackermann

Nolan Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, Teaching Professor
  329 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications

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.

Ackermann has received over a dozen major awards for his teaching and service. Nationwide, he is a favorite professor according to Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets & Quants. Despite teaching a sophomore class, he is a multiple-time recipient of the Senior Class Fellow Award, for the member of the Notre Dame community who has made the most positive and lasting impression on the senior class. He has also received the University's Grenville Clark Award, for the faculty member or administrator whose voluntary activities have advanced the causes of peace and human rights.

Ackermann is active in several University service projects and mentoring programs, and participates in athletic recruiting. He holds an A.B. from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ph D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Amherst College

Areas of Expertise
Mutual Funds
Hedge Funds
Personal Finance

"Mutual Fund Incubation and the Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission", (With Timothy Loughran), Journal of Business Ethics, 70, 2007

"The Performance of Hedge Funds: Risk, Return and Incentives", (With Richard McEnally, David Ravenscraft), Journal of Finance, 54, 1999