I am Professor of Finance and Insurance and the Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair of Finance at Baylor University, and have previously held business school faculty appointments at three other universities: Louisiana State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Pennsylvania State University. My research primarily involves the application of finance and economics to the analysis, pricing, and management of risk, and my instructional focus revolves around risk management and finance.
My work is widely published in esteemed academic journals and books, including (but not limited to) the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Insurance Mathematics and Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Risk and Insurance, North American Actuarial Journal, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Southern Economic Journal, and the Handbook of Insurance.
In recognition of my contributions, I have been honored with several prestigious academic awards, including the Robert C. Witt and Robert I. Mehr Research Awards from the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), the ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award, the Distinguished Professor Award from the Hankamer School, the University Research Award from Baylor University, the Casualty Actuarial Society Award, and the Georgescu-Rogen Prize from the Southern Economic Association.
I am an associate editor for the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review and have previously served as the president of two professional academic organizations: the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Risk Theory Society.