Nadauld Named New Finance Department Chair

PROVO, Utah – Jul 11, 2022 – BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Taylor Nadauld as the next chair of the Department of Finance. Nadauld took over for the previous department chair, Craig Merrill, on July 1, 2022. 

“Under Craig’s distinguished leadership, the finance department expanded student enrollment and started both the BYU Marriott Global Real Estate Conference and the BYU Career Paths in Financial Services Summit,” Madrian says. “I have no doubt that Taylor will continue that tradition of excellence. He is an accomplished professor who has received numerous teaching and research awards. I look forward to seeing what the finance department will accomplish under Taylor’s capable leadership.” 

Nadauld received his undergraduate degree in economics at Brigham Young University in 2002. In 2004 he attended The Ohio State University to earn a PhD in finance, which he completed in 2009. After finishing his degree, Nadauld became a professor of finance in the BYU Marriott School of Business, where he has been for the past 13 years. 

During his time at BYU Marriott, Nadauld was named one of the top-50 undergraduate business professors by Poets and Quants and has earned a Michael J. Brennan Best Paper award from The Review of Financial Studies and the Finance Professor of the Year from the BYU Finance Society for three consecutive years (2009–11), among other distinctions.

“I look forward to this new opportunity to continue contributing to BYU Marriott’s finance department,” Nadauld says. “Our finance faculty and students are among the best. We are excited to explore how the faith and character of our faculty can increase the faith and character of our students. We are also eager to expose our students to the research of our faculty in an effort to increase student’s critical thinking skills.”

The BYU Marriott School of Business aspires to transform the world through Christlike leadership by developing leaders of faith, intellect, and character. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and nine undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.

Taylor Nadauld
Taylor Nadauld

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