James Leady

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Associate Teaching Professor Finance

Jim Leady enjoys teaching finance and economics courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He serves as associate dean for undergraduate education in Mendoza.

Leady served as Co-Chair of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics Test Development Committee from 2018-2021 and continues to serve on the leadership team for the annual AP Microeconomics Exam Readings.

Prior to joining Mendoza in 2006, Leady taught courses in public finance, labor economics, game theory, intermediate microeconomics, and principles of economics at Centre College in Danville, KY and at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Leady earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan as well as an MA in Economics and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Complex Systems. He graduated with a BS in Economics from West Point.

Leady recently retired from the US Army. His 20-year career included active duty assignments as a combat engineer in the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and multiple assignments as a logistician and instructor in the US Army Reserve. He served in two operational deployments (Iraq, Kuwait) and four humanitarian deployments (Kauai, the Philippines, Guatemala, and El Salvador). He is married and has two children, a son who is a recent graduate of Rollins College and a daughter who is attending Notre Dame.