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Tyler Yu Named Dean of GGC School of Business

Following a search, Dr. Tyler T. Yu, professor of economics and accounting, has been named dean of the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Business. He succeeds Dr. Victoria Johnson, who was the first dean hired at the newly established college in 2006, and who will retire June 30. Yu began serving as interim dean several months ago when Johnson transitioned into the role of charter dean.

“As a charter GGC faculty member who served as an associate dean and then interim dean, Dr. Yu not only understands this college’s unique mission and vision, but is already experienced in managing its unique educational and administrative environment,” said Dr. Lois C. Richardson, interim senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and provost. “We look forward to his continuing leadership in the School of Business.”

A first-generation immigrant from Dalian, China, Yu earned his master’s degree in accounting from Kennesaw State University and his doctorate in agricultural economics/economics from Mississippi State University. He also holds a certificate in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’ Leading in the Academic Enterprise Series, and a certificate of achievement on Academic Assessment from Harvard University.

The Alpharetta resident taught as a tenured full professor at Mercer University in Atlanta from 1990-2006. He joined the Georgia Gwinnett faculty as the college prepared to welcome its first students in 2006.

Yu has published widely in national and international journals on the topics of economics, management and business research, international business, ethics, monetary policy and other related arenas.

At GGC, Yu has taught courses in macroeconomics, international economics and finance, financial and managerial accounting, business statistics, applied quantitative analysis and special topics. He has served on or chaired several college committees.
“I am excited to serve GGC in this new role,” said Yu. “We have built a school with a solid foundation and now is the time to take it to the next level of excellence. I am particularly focused on our goal of achieving AACSB accreditation.”