Named Professorships

Paul Gao

Paul Gao

Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance

A member of Notre Dame's faculty since 2007, Paul Pengjie Gao received his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his MS from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. An expert in asset pricing, market microstructure, and investment management, he has received research grants from Moody's KMV and Morgan Stanley and has presented at the American Financial Association (AFA), Western Finance Association (WFA), Financial Research Association (FRA), and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) meetings. His teaching at Notre Dame includes courses in Advanced Investment Strategies, Quantitative Portfolio Strategies, and Corporate Financial Management.

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The Hank Professorship was created to honor the mother of three Notre Dame graduates and two Saint Mary’s College graduates. Funding for this chair was spearheaded by Viola’s son, the late Jerry Hank (’51). A former University Fellow and longstanding member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees, Jerry is survived by his wife Joyce.