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After 54 years of teaching and ‘profound impact,’ economist Bill Leahy retires

Author: Marie Revak

Categories: Faculty News and General News

William (Bill) Leahy has retired from the Department of Economics after 54 consecutive years of teaching. A triple Domer who received his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame, Leahy served for many years as the director of undergraduate studies or the director of undergraduate advising for economics majors. “Bill Leahy has had a profound impact on thousands of students over the course of his decades on the faculty at Notre Dame,” said Eric Sims, professor and chair of the Department of Economics. “Bill represents Notre Dame at its finest. He has a firm commitment to shaping the whole person and helping young people grow into the best version of themselves.

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