The Changing of the Guard

Spring 2013

The Mendoza College welcomed two associate deans at the start of the academic year in July.

William D. Nichols has rejoined the Dean’s Office as associate dean for Faculty and Research. Nichols previously served in this role—vacated when Roger Huang accepted the deanship—from 2002-2008. He will oversee matters pertaining to the academy as well as College budget planning. He first came to Notre Dame in 1977 as an accountancy professor and also has served as associate dean for Graduate Programs (1995-2000).

Jeffrey H. Bergstrand took over the position of associate dean for Graduate Studies, guiding the College’s five master’s degree programs. Bergstrand has been a finance professor in the Mendoza College for more than 25 years, as well as a fellow of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and a Research Associate of CESifo, an international network of researchers based in Europe. Bergstrand researches international trade flows, foreign direct investment, multinational firms and exchange rates. He also has advised the European Commission on the effects of EU-U.S. non-tariff barriers and free-trade agreements.