Adam Arnold, associate professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, died last month in Hampton, Virginia. He was 94 years old.
A native of Danville, Kentucky, Dr. Arnold was a graduate of what is now West Virginia State University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Europe and the South Pacific during World War II. After leaving the Army, Dr. Arnold earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Arnold was a professor and chair of the department of business at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also taught at Tennessee State University and Prairie View A&M University.
In 1957, Dr. Arnold was hired to the faculty in the department of finance at the University of Notre Dame. He was the first African American faculty member at the university and was the first to be granted tenure. Dr. Arnold taught at Notre Dame for 30 years.