Nolan Professor of Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction
Carl Ackermann teaches financial management and personal finance to University of Notre Dame undergraduates, and holds in the Nolan Professorship in honor of his outstanding teaching. His students and colleagues at Notre Dame have honored him with the James Dincolo Outstanding Teacher Award in 2013, the Senior Class Fellow Award in 2003 and 2011, the BP Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001 and 2009, the Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009 and 2014, the inaugural Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2007, and the Kaneb Teaching Award in 2006. In 2012, Businessweek named him one of the 10 most favorite business professors nationwide.
Professor Ackermann is active in several University service projects and mentoring programs, and participates in Football and Basketball recruiting. He is also a Fellow of the Center for Social Concerns. He holds an A.B. from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Originally named the William Alexander Nolan Director in Family Business Enterprise, this fund was established by Notre Dame parents Terry and Joyce Nolan in memory of their fathers, William S. Tayman and Alexander J. Nolan. Terry, a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council, practiced as a CPA before going into manufacturing and printing.