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DR. ROBERT E. HOYT


Rob Hoyt

Robert E. Hoyt (Ph.D. and M.A., Wharton School,University of Pennsylvania and B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the Dudley L. Moore, Jr. Chair of Insurance and has been a faculty member at UGA since 1988. He is the Department Head for Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate and was Interim Dean of the Terry College in 2007. He studied as an ITT International Fellow for one year at the Universität zu Köln in CologneGermany and was a Fulbright Visiting Professor of Risk Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien).

Prof. Hoyt teaches corporate risk management and enterprise risk management. In 1993 he received the Richard B. Russell Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and in 1994 he was honored as the Terry College Distinguished Teacher. He was appointed to the UGA Teaching Academy in 2001 and has twice received The Les Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA). In 2007 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from ARIA.

His research interests are focused in the areas of corporate hedging and enterprise risk management, tort reform and insurance costs, the economics of insurance fraud, and insurer insolvency. His research has appeared in various scholarly and trade journals including the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Prof. Hoyt is Past President of the American Risk and Insurance Association, Past President of the Risk Theory Society, Past President of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association, and a Vice President of the International Insurance Society.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Journal of Insurance Regulation and on the editorial board of Risk Management and Insurance Review.  He is a trustee of the Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, a director of the Spencer Educational Foundation and serves on the boards of Athens Regional Medical Center and Athens Area Health Plan Select.

Active as a consultant to public and private organizations, he has offered expert testimony relating to insurer bankruptcy and insurer operations, pension valuation, universal life insurance and insurance contract interpretation.

Contact Information: 206 Brooks Hall, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6255; Phone: 706-542-4290; Fax: 706-542-4295; Email: rhoyt@terry.uga.edu

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