MACON/ATLANTA – Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey has announced that Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.
"Roger Tutterow has exceptional academic experience and business expertise," said President Godsey. "His numerous professional accomplishments demonstrate strong leadership in both the academic setting and the business community. Mercer's business students, faculty, staff and alumni will benefit from his progressive vision for educating the next generation of business leaders and his steadfast commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are extremely pleased to have him join the University."
Dr. Tutterow formerly served as chairman and professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business. He serves as director of Econometric Center where he oversees the development of statistical models. His analysis of economic, business and political environments have been used by a variety of national and regional media, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, New York Times, CNN, CNBC, NPR, Bloomberg Television and CNN-Radio.
Before joining Kennesaw State in 1991, he was on the faculty at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. He also has served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea.
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow is a consultant specializing in the application of quantitative analysis to economic, financial and business problems. Since 2003, he has served as chief economic advisor to the Henssler Financial Group. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal courts and before the Georgia Public Service Commission.
In 1997, Dr. Tutterow was selected by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the "forty under 40" rising stars in business, government and academia. In 2003, Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed him to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, of which he serves as chair. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Bank of West Georgia, the Board of Governors for the Vinings Club, the Advisory Board for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta and the Board of Visitors at Berry College.
The Georgia native holds a B.S. in decision science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University.
About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer:
Established in 1984, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is the largest school within Mercer University, with more than 1,300 students. Accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the School of Business offers the bachelor of business and the master of business administration degrees at the Macon campus; the bachelor of business, the master of business administration and the executive master of business administration degrees at the Atlanta campus; the bachelor of business degree at the Douglas County Regional Academic Center, and the executive master of business administration degree at the Henry County Regional Academic Center. The school is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a member of the Mercer Class of 1901, who was responsible for the first major leveraged buyout in corporate history and who negotiated the purchase of the Woodruff Group's Coca-Cola Company from the Asa Candler family in 1919.