interim dean of the Mendoza College of
Business at the University of Notre Dame since January 2012, has been named as 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
“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
“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
“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, 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 also has taught courses on global finance in Mendoza’s Executive MBA Program
and a multinational financial management course in the Notre Dame MBA Program. He has received the
Arnie Ludwig Outstanding Teacher Award from the Executive MBA
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
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, Master of Nonprofit Administration 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.