William Huss, PH.D. Adjunct lecturer: math & science division, babson college
Dr. William R. Huss serves on the faculty at Babson College teaching subjects that range from operations research, statistics, forecasting, entrepreneurial business, and green management consulting. Dr. Huss has also taught at Bentley University, Gettysburg College, and Framingham State University. He is also the faculty advisor to the Energy and Environmental Club and to the campus newspaper.
Dr. Huss has over 25 years of experience in the energy consulting industry having served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of XENERGY Inc., one of the world’s leading energy efficiency and market analysis firms. At XENERGY, Dr. Huss was responsible for the growth, profitability, and client satisfaction of a 200+ person organization with annual revenues in excess of $30 million -- an organization that served the needs of nearly all of the major electric utility companies in North America.. His responsibilities included oversight of the energy efficiency, management consulting, gas and energy services business areas.
Dr. Huss specialized in the assessment of energy efficiency and demand management programs, integrated resource planning, forecasting, scenario analysis, and retail electric choice in the United States including pricing, regulatory rules, and competitive tactics. He has testified on utility load forecasting issues in Washington and New York states and his views on retail choice have appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Huss has also published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, the International Journal of Forecasting, Long Range Planning, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, the Journal of Forecasting, and IEEE Transactions on Reliability.
Dr. Huss consults extensively to non-profit organizations in areas such as strategic planning, market analysis, finance, fund-raising, mergers, and governance. He is a member and past chair of the board of directors of the Executive Service Corps. of New England. He has also served on the board for such organizations as Codman Community Farm (treasurer), the Green Roundtable (president), Dennison Depot (Ohio), and the Law Reed Huss Farm Foundation (founder and president). He is a member of the Wayland Energy and Climate Committee, a member of the Fiddlers Bend (Florida) condo association board, and president of the Lieutenant Island Association (Wellfleet MA). He is a past president of the Chelmsford Youth Basketball League and the chairman of the Diaconate of Central Congregational Church of Chelmsford.
Prior to joining XENERGY, Dr. Huss was a principal research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute where led studies on the feasibility of alternative generation technologies such as photovoltaic, wind, biomass, solar thermal, wave energy, and cogeneration. He is also a graduate of General Electric’s Manufacturing Management Program with assignments at the Medium Transformer Plant in Rome GA and at Aircraft Engines in Evendale OH. Dr. Huss has also held positions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dr. Huss holds a Ph.D., in business and engineering, an M.A. in public administration and an M.S. in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University as well as a B.A. summa cum laude in mathematics and physics from Gettysburg College. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa