Wendy Angst

Assistant Department Chair, Associate Teaching Professor

Wendy  Angst

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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, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses specializing in design thinking, innovation, consulting, strategy, social media, and entrepreneurship. Outside of the classroom she serves as the faculty advisory for the Notre Dame chapter of Design for America. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Angst 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, Angst serves in an advisory capacity to a variety of startup companies and serves 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.

Areas of Expertise

Design Thinking, Strategy, Consulting, Entrepreneurship


Masters of Health Administration, University of LaVerne

BS, Michigan State University


Innovation and Design

Business Problem Solving

Social Media Strategy and Analytics