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Robert G. Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Management and Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy, and International Affairs from 1993 to 1998. Earlier he served as Dean of the School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (from 1984 to 1992), and spent twenty years at New York University, progressing through the academic ranks to Professor of Economics and International Business. At New York University, Dr. Hawkins held the positions of Chairman of the Finance Department (1969-1971), Chairman of International Business (1975-1980), and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration (1980-1984). His area of professional expertise is International Economics and Business. He has written extensively in scholarly and popular journals on the role of the multinational corporation, international financial markets, and international trade and investment policy.

He has served as President of the Academy of International Business, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the American Finance Association, as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (honor society in Business Administration and Economics), and has received several research grants from government and the private sector. He was a member (1983-1988) and chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the AACSB, and is listed in Who's Who in America and other biographic services.

Over the years, Dr. Hawkins has served as consultant to various government agencies, including U.S.I.A., U.S. Department of Treasury, the Port Authority of New York, as well as consultant to and lecturer at several major companies, including General Electric, IBM, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., and others. He has traveled widely internationally, and has served as a short-term visiting faculty member in Kuwait, Sweden, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and China, and as a consultant or lecturer at several other countries.

Dr. Hawkins has been active as a member of several corporate and advisory boards: Multinational Computer Models, Inc.; James Investment Research; Wellington Leisure Products, Inc.; and Petricca Industries, Inc. Other organizations include The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation; Lyceum Kennedy; the Wellspring Foundation; the Cox School of Business Administration; and Family and Children Services of Montclair.

He holds an A.B. degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri (1958) and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University (1966). He is married and has two sons.
Robert G. Hawkins of Spencertown, NY, died suddenly at his home on Aug. 22, 2008 at the age of 72. Professor Hawkins was a former President of AIB (1983-84), winner of AIB's 1998 Dean of the Year Award (now called the International Educator of the Year) and an AIB Fellow.

Last Updated: August 2007

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