Ayers Residential College of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

David Uttal, Faculty Chair

David Uttal, Faculty Chair

Vinzenz Unger, Associate Chair

Vinzenz Unger, Associate Chair

Jess Meyer, Assistant Chair

Jess Meyer, Assistant Chair

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College Staff

  • Faculty Chair: David Uttal, Psychology
  • Associate Chair: Vinzenz Unger, Molecular Biosciences
  • Assistant Chair: Jess Meyer, Sociology

Faculty Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Ayers College of Commerce and Industry!

ACCI is a dynamic community of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide array of interests and talents. We have students from across the undergraduate colleges of Northwestern who come together as members of a vibrant, friendly community. Faculty fellows, who are faculty members formally affiliated with ACCI, also come from a variety of disciplines including psychology, chemistry, economics, marketing, math, and the Kellogg School of Management. While our faculty fellows come from very different departments, they all share an interest in the students of ACCI and an enthusiasm for being engaged with students outside of the classroom. The sense of community is clearly evident from the number of our former residents who continue to be non-resident members even after they’ve moved off campus.

The Ayers College of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1974 as an organization for undergraduate students interested in business issues. Our business theme is evident in a number of programs sponsored by both the students and the Master staff. The premier event for the college is the student-run annual Business Symposium, which brings in corporate and community leaders to address a topic of interest to the members of ACCI and the broader Northwestern community. The 2015 Business Symposium was on marketing ethics and included speakers from both corporate and non-profit organizations. Other business-themes events include the quarterly “business movie and pizza” night, book clubs, and fireside talks by a variety of speakers.

Not everyone in ACCI is specifically interested in business, and we have plenty of opportunities for programs and events for all of our students. The College staff sponsors faculty & student game nights and social events, we participate in social and cultural events with other residential colleges, and the student leaders of ACCI provide a wide range of social, service, and academic opportunities beyond those with a specifically business-oriented theme. ACCI is simply a great place to live and become part of a true community!

Ayers Residential College Of Commerce And Industry Fellows And Graduate Associates

NAME POSITION DEPARTMENT
John Alongi Professor of Instruction Mathematics
J. Alex Birdwell Associate Professor of Instruction Mechanical Engineering
Sara Broaders Professor of Instruction Psychology
David Chopp Professor Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Allan Drebin Professor Emeritus Accounting Information Systems
Jeanne Herrick Associate Professor of Instruction Writing Program
Paul Hirsch Professor Management & Organization Behavior
Raevin Jimenez Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow History
Ming Yang Kao Professor Electrical & Computer Eng.
Madhav Mani Assistant Professor Engineering Sciences & Applied Math
Nicholas Marchuk Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering
Fred Northrup Professor of Instruction Chemistry
Ginger Pennington Assistant Professor of Instruction BIP/Psychology
Owen Priest Professor of Instruction Chemistry
Mike Smutko Professor of Instruction Physics & Astronomy
Charles Thompson Professor Emeritus Industrial Eng. & Mgmt. Sci
William White Professor Industrial Eng. & Mgmt. Sci
Sandy Zabell Professor Math