Associate Professor of Business
Chair, Department of Business

360 Basile Hall
319-363-1323 ext. 1386


BS  South Dakota State University
MBA  University of South Dakota

Associate Professor of Business Rob Rittenhouse has been at Mount Mercy since 1985. Prior to joining Mount Mercy he taught at Sinte Gleska College on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota. Rittenhouse is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Rittenhouse is an active and visible presence on Mount Mercy's campus. He founded the Investment Club and serves as the student group's adviser, developed the finance major and minor and several new courses, and has served as department chair. Most recently he initiated and presented at a community forum regarding the 2008 financial crisis. He has also served as a finance and economic expert on several local radio and television stations.

Rittenhouse has worked outside of academia in the tax field. He also currently serves as a financial counselor for the Iowa Small Business Development Center. When not working, his favorite hobbies include spending time with his granddaughter and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.