Dr. Adolf J.H. Enthoven

Enthoven, Dr. Adolf J.H. Dr. Adolf J.H. Enthoven, a distinguished accounting professor at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and director of its Center for International Accounting Development, died March 15, 2013 of complications from a fall late last year. He was 84. A native of Nijmegen, The Netherlands and a naturalized U.S. citizen, Adolf arrived in the US as a post-World War II university student. He later earned a PhD in business and economics at what is now Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Adolf is survived by his brother, Rudi Enthoven and sister, Suus Lundberg and numerous nieces and nephews all who live in The Netherland, Suriname and throughout Europe. Dr. Enthoven joined the UT Dallas faculty in 1976, was a noted expert on international accounting and wrote or contributed to almost 20 books on accounting education and the profession as practiced in Africa, Asia, China, Russia and many other countries around the globe. His legacy includes hosting a vast array of foreign participants and guests who have come to one of his center's annual oil and gas financial management programs for developing countries. Held on the UT Dallas campus every summer since 1978, the three-week curriculum attracts mid- and upper-level personnel in oil-producing countries outside the U.S. The program, which has its own alumni association, now boasts more than 1,700 graduates from more than 80 countries. Dr. Enthoven contributions to UT Dallas will live on, in part through the Adolf Enthoven Distinguished Professorship in Accounting and Information Management, a chaired professorship at UT Dallas. After a stint with Coppers & Lybrand in New York and in Europe, he served the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as a senior investment officer from 1963 to 1966. He then taught at the University of Illinois and at Harvard, did an 18-month world survey of accounting systems and subsequently taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside UT Dallas, Enthoven recently served as vice president of education and research for the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management. He also served as an education adviser to the U.S. Agency on International Development and the World Bank and in as an adviser to the Soros Foundations /EWMI and to the Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues. Adolf will be laid to rest at a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to UT Dallas in support of the Adolf Enthoven Professorship in Accounting at School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Mail Station SM40, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 19, 2013