Provost Peggy Agouris sent the following message to the campus community on April 12, 2021. - Ed.
I write to share the news that Richard George “Dick” Flood, Professor of Business, Emeritus, passed away peacefully at home in Indiana on March 11, 2021. He is survived by his brother, David Flood of Hammond, Indiana, and was preceded in passing by his wife, Lynn (nee Catha), and his parents, George and Lois Flood.
Dick was a 1965 graduate of Gavit High School in Hammond, IN. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he proudly served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was stationed in Southeast Asia in support of the Vietnam War. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.
Dick spent his career as a professor in the Mason School of Business where he taught statistics and modeling. He won numerous awards for teaching excellence and had significant international experience. He taught the course "Business in Europe" and often accompanied students to Europe to increase their international business exposure. His research interests included the application of quantitative techniques to solve business problems and investigating new risk measures for investment alternatives. For his profession, he consulted for public and private companies as well as governmental agencies, including AT&T, Colonial Williamsburg, and the U.S. Department of Justice, among others.
Professor Flood was also a passionate and enthusiastic traveler, having seen a large part of the world, in addition to his trips abroad with his students. In his spare time, he was also an avid golfer and bridge player.
Private services have been entrusted to LaHayne Funeral (www.lahaynefuneralhome.com). At the request of the family, anyone wishing to make a memorial donation may do so with the Hospice of the Calumet Area, Munster, IN.