The News from Mendoza College


Tim Judge, the Franklin D. Schurz Professor of Management, will take over as the associate dean of faculty and research as of January 1. He joined Mendoza College in 2010 after previously serving as a faculty member at Cornell University, the University of Iowa and the University of Florida.

Judge earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Iowa, and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He researches in the areas of personality, leadership, moods and emotions, and career and life success, and has published 130 articles in refereed journals, including 82 articles in top-tier journals. Judge is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and serves on the editorial review boards of eight journals.

Paul J. Slaggert (MGT ’74) became the director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education as of Oct. 26. He previously served as the director of Stayer’s non-degree programs, where he led training sessions for corporate clients on the topics of leadership, paradigm shifts, delegation and empowerment, systems thinking and financial literacy.

Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2001, Slaggert was the director of the Cincinnati Center for Management and Executive Development in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati for 12 years. He holds a BBA in management from Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from Boston College. He was a Secured Lending Officer for Citicorp in New York City and an Operations Supervisor for the Northern Trust Company in Chicago.

In May, John Rooney (MBA ’95) became the director of Graduate Business Career Services, responsible for career services and corporate relations for Graduate Business programs at Mendoza. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he served as director of marketing on the Dixie cup and plate brand for Georgia Pacific (GP), and managed various private label businesses and the Soft ‘N Gentle bath tissue brand during his 10-year career. He also worked for Chevron Oil Company as marketing manager for New England.

Rooney earned a BA from Hillsdale College, where he was a double major in English and political science, and an MBA from Notre Dame. He currently serves as chairman of the Chicago Luxury Marketing Council.    


Notre Dame MBA was recognized for its curriculum developments in entrepreneurship and innovation by Inc. Magazine in its listing of the “15 of the Most Innovative MBA Programs” in the nation.

The list presents the top b-schools that “understand the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation through courses that can take students across the world and deliver critical thinking skills,” according to the Sept. 25 article. The program was noted because it “embraces strategic creativity and encourages disruption by working with entrepreneurs and nonprofits.”


The graduate and undergraduate accountancy programs both ranked No. 4 in the Public Accounting Report’s 34th Annual Professors Survey released in August. Nearly 1,000 accounting professors at about 200 U.S. colleges and universities participated in the survey, which solicits professors’ opinions on the best academic accounting programs, student priorities in selecting career paths and job offers, and recruiting efforts on campus.


The EMBAC (Executive MBA Council) Midwest Regional Conference drew 65 executive MBA professionals to the Stayer Center for Executive Education on July 7-8. With the theme of “Innovate or Evaporate!” the conference featured a session on strategic insight, a presentation about linking economic and social value, and a millennial panel. More than 30 institutions were represented.

Furturist David E. Martin delivered the keynote address: “The Future of Business: Linking Economic & Social Value.” Martin is the CEO of M-CAM, a global financial institution that advises corporations and investors on corporate finance and asset allocation by underwriting intellectual property and intangible assets.

The event also showcased the holistic leadership training executives receive at Notre Dame, and provided a platform for all conference members to discuss and assess offerings for their students.


In Carolyn Woo’s recently released book, Working for a Better World, the former Mendoza College dean describes her personal journey of faith and service, as well as the critical work she oversees in her current role as CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Woo recounts her life from her early childhood and education in Hong Kong, her college education at Purdue University, the career path that eventually led her to Mendoza and the subsequent difficult decision to leave. Throughout, she emphasizes her sense of God’s purpose and direction, even during some of her most challenging travels in areas ravaged by natural disasters or violent conflict.

“Sharing what we have and what we can do not only helps those who desperately need it, but it allows God to transform us at the same time,” says Woo. “Living a life of faith calls for a lot of work, literally.”

Proceeds from the sale of the book, published by Our Sunday Visitor, benefit CRS.


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