Dean Huss Biography
H. Fenwick Huss was named Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business in July 2004 after serving as associate dean of the college for six years. He was previously director of the college’s School of Accountancy. His professional career began with Family Dollar Stores in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served on the faculty at the University of Maryland and as a visiting professor of managerial accounting and control at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate in accountancy from the University of Tennessee.
Dean Huss has been a prime mover in developing the college’s curriculum, hiring top faculty and helping raise the profile and rankings of the college’s programs. Under his leadership, Robinson has launched multiple new graduate programs: the Global Partners MBA (with Sorbonne University and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), the Professional MBA program, the Executive Doctorate in Business, and new specialized master’s programs. In 2005, the college opened the Brookhaven Center, a new classroom facility in North Atlanta. An executive education center opened in Buckhead (the heart of Atlanta’s financial district) in February 2007 and expanded in 2009. Also in 2009, Robinson opened its Peachtree-Dunwoody Center, a classroom facility in North Atlanta near the Georgia Perimeter Highway.
Dean Huss has assisted universities in Russia, Ukraine and Sub-Saharan Africa in restructuring their business programs. He also directed Robinson’s USAID-funded development projects in South Africa, Ghana and Egypt, and has lectured extensively in the People’s Republic of China over the past two decades on business information needs in transitional economies. He currently serves on AACSB International’s Maintenance of Accreditation Committee and previously served on the Peace Through Commerce Task Force, and also on the Advisory Board of AACSB’s award-winning publication BizEd.