Dr. Jerry Dauterive is professor of economics (retired – July 2020) in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University. From 2008 to 2014 Dr. Dauterive served as dean of the Gabelli School of Business. Prior to his appointment at Roger Williams University, Dr. Dauterive was at the College of Business at Loyola University in New Orleans for 29 years, where he was chair of the economics and finance department and served as associate and interim dean for 15 years.
Since moving to Bristol in 2008, he developed a deep interest in the history of our state, which led to his involvement with historic and preservation societies in Bristol and Warren. He is especially interested in the economic history of Rhode Island. As an economist, he understands the importance of historic preservation for our state's financial health. In addition to being a trustee with the Warren (RI) Heritage Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Bristol (RI) Historical and Preservation Society, Dr. Dauterive served as chairman of the Economic Development Commission of the Town of Bristol, RI, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the East Bay Chamber of Commerce in Rhode Island. He also served as vice president of the Board of Trustees for the Mount Hope Trust in Bristol, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Dr. Dauterive is excited by the opportunity to join Preserve Rhode Island and its efforts to "take care of the places that tell our unique story in history, and thereby strengthen our communities for the future."