D. Katherine Spiess is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
She has been a faculty member in Mendoza’s Department of Finance since 1991. She has just completed a three-year term as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and she previously served six years as assistant chair of the Finance department. Her research has focused on the stock market impact of corporate security offerings, and her teaching interests include corporate financial management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, and real options analysis. She earned her B.S. and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Her distinctions and awards include an All-Star Paper recognition from the Journal of Financial Economics, a Kaneb Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in the MS-Management program and the MS-Finance program, and a BP Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award in the undergraduate program. Outside the classroom, she is the proud mother of three daughters.