Roger Huang elevated to Gillen Dean of Mendoza

Author: Dennis Brown

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Roger Huang, interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has had the interim label removed from his title and is now the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college, according to Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University.

The Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management at Notre Dame, Huang was appointed interim dean last year when Carolyn Woo became president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services.

“Roger is an internationally respected scholar who during his time at Notre Dame has proved to be an equally accomplished leader,” Father Jenkins said. “His reputation in his field, administrative experience, strategic perspective and commitment to Notre Dame’s mission as a Catholic research university are extraordinary. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to build a superb business school that serves the greater good.”

Thomas G. Burish, the University’s provost, added: “Our search committee reviewed the credentials and interviewed numerous outstanding candidates with impeccable credentials. Though his colleagues recommended Roger from the outset, as the interim dean he felt it best to remove his name from consideration to ensure the integrity of the process. But, as time went on, the committee felt increasingly sure that Roger was the best candidate for this position. We are delighted that he accepted our invitation to become a candidate and, ultimately, accepted our offer.

“On both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Mendoza is widely recognized as one of the strongest business schools in the nation, and we are fortunate to have someone as able as Roger in our midst to lead us forward.”

Huang joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2000 after previously teaching and conducting research at Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida, MIT and Purdue University. Prior to becoming interim dean of Mendoza, he served for three years as its associate dean and for eight years as chair of the college’s Department of Finance.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to assume the deanship of the Mendoza College of Business,” Huang said. “I am inspired by the vision of the founder of the business school, Cardinal John O’Hara, who said that the primary function of commerce is service to mankind. This vision sets the Mendoza College apart from other business schools, and I look forward to furthering our vision of business as a powerful force for good.”

As interim dean, Huang recently finalized a partnership between Notre Dame and one of China’s most prestigious universities to offer a graduate business program designed for Chinese students planning careers in nonprofit organizations. The program, which is scheduled to begin in May, is a collaboration between Notre Dame’s Master of Nonprofit Administration and Renmin University in Beijing. It is the first such international degree program for Mendoza.

Huang’s areas of research expertise are international financial management and financial market microstructure. The author or co-author of some 50 journal articles, he currently teaches a course on global finance in Mendoza’s Executive MBA Program and a multinational financial management course in the MBA Program. He has received the Arnie Ludwig Outstanding Teacher Award from the EMBA Program.

Huang has received research grants through the years from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, New York Mercantile Exchange, Atlantic Bank and Prudential. In addition to teaching, research and administration, he has served at Notre Dame on the Provost’s Advisory Committee, the Provost’s Committee on Recruiting Outstanding Catholic Faculty, and the Provost’s Task Force on Asian Studies.

Huang earned his doctoral and master’s degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Dedicated to providing a values-based education and using the power of business for the greater good, the Mendoza College is composed of more than 2,500 students in the bachelor’s, MBA, EMBA and master of science in accountancy programs. The college also offers a broad range of custom programs for businesses and organizations, as well as certificate programs for executives and nonprofit managers and leaders through the Executive Education and Nonprofit Professional Development departments.

The MBA Program is ranked No. 20 overall by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and No. 1 for corporate social responsibility by the Financial Times. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked Mendoza’s undergraduate business program as No. 1 in the nation for three straight years.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at on March 01, 2013.