Department Head and Moore Chair of Insurance, University of Georgia, United States
Robert E. Hoyt is the Dudley L. Moore, Jr. Chair of Risk Management and Insurance in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He teaches corporate risk management and enterprise risk management and serves as the Department Head for Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate. He was Interim Dean of the Terry College in 2007 and has been on the UGA faculty since 1988. He is a recipient of the Richard B. Russell Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from UGA, the Terry College’s Outstanding Service Award and in 2009 the Terry College’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Hoyt holds a degree in actuarial science from the University of Nebraska and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in risk and insurance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was an S.S. Huebner Fellow. In 1995 he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor of Risk Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, in 2009 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Munich, and he previously studied at the University of Cologne, Germany. His research interests are focused in the areas of corporate hedging, enterprise risk management, catastrophe risk management, the economics of insurance fraud, liability system costs and insurer insolvency. His research has appeared in various scholarly and trade journals including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, the Journal of Law and Economics, the North American Actuarial Journal, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance Review, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, the Journal of Insurance Issues, the CPCU Journal and the Journal of Actuarial Practice. Dr. Hoyt has offered expert testimony in litigation relating to pension valuation and insurance contract interpretation and has served as a risk management consultant to various public and private sector organizations including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a trustee of the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a director of the Spencer Educational Foundation and serves on the boards of Athens Regional Medical Center and Athens Area Health Plan Select.
Dr. 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, a Vice President of the International Insurance Society, and a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the Western Risk and Insurance Association, and the American Finance Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Journal of Insurance Regulation and on the editorial board of Risk Management and Insurance Review. He holds the professional designations of CLU and ChFC.