Faculty Retirements

Author: Lorie Marsh

The following faculty members who are transitioning to emeritus status this year collectively represent 136 years of teaching and research excellence:

Chao-Shin Liu, associate professor of Accountancy, joined Notre Dame in 1998. Chao won numerous teaching awards during his tenure and published research in the area of market reactions to public information.

Ram Ramanan has served as a professor of Accountancy since 1991. Ram taught both financial accounting and managerial accounting and received several teaching awards, including the “Outstanding Teacher” award in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Tom Stober, associate professor of Accountancy, joined the University in 1995. His expertise is in financial statements analysis, accounting-based valuation models, financial accounting and reporting, and capital markets. A CPA, he also previously served as the department’s assistant chair.

Jim Wittenbach, professor of Accountancy, takes the longevity prize – Jim joined Notre Dame in 1972! His many recognitions include the James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Professor, the Master of Science in Accountancy Outstanding Professor Award and the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence. As a scholar, his research focused on the practical application of income tax laws while emphasizing the way the laws could influence personal and organizational behaviors.

Thank you to Chao, Ram, Tom and Jim for your remarkable service to Notre Dame. Please join us in wishing them all of the best in their retirement.