Notre Dame Professor of Finance
John Affleck-Graves, the Notre Dame Professor of Finance, was elected executive vice president of the University in 2004. As such, he is responsible for an annual operating budget of more than $1 billion and an endowment of more than $6 billion. He also oversees a workforce of more than 4,000 and directs the University’s construction program.
Before becoming EVP, Dr. Affleck-Graves served on the faculty of the business college for 14 years, the last three as chair of the Department of Finance and as vice president and associate provost from 2001 to 2004. He has published widely in the areas of asset-pricing models, valuation, initial public offerings, and shareholder value-added, and has consulted for numerous companies, including several in the Fortune 500. He brings this experience to the classroom, where he continues to teach a Strategic Finance course in the Executive MBA program.
Dr. Affleck-Graves is a native of South Africa and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He earned his doctorate in mathematical statistics from the University of Cape Town. He and his wife, Rita Affleck-Graves, have two daughters, both graduates of Notre Dame.
The Notre Dame Professor of Finance was established by the University in 2001.