New director named for TROY Risk Management Insurance program

Posted: Thursday, 30 May 2013

TROY – A longtime professor of insurance has been tapped to lead Troy University's Risk Management Insurance program.

Dr. Ed Duett will take the reins of the program for the upcoming fall semester, said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

“Dr. Duett brings to the College an established record of excellence in insurance education and research," said Dr. Edwards. “I am confident that, under his leadership, the program will continue its strong tradition of producing high quality graduates, ready to succeed in the risk management insurance industry.“

Currently a professor in Eastern Kentucky University's Insurance Studies Program, Dr. Duett is Chair of Insurance and Professor of Finance Emeritus at Mississippi State University, having retired there in 2010 after 23 years teaching.

He completed his doctoral studies in 1987 at the University of Georgia after completing an MBA and bachelor's degree at Mississippi State.

Duett has been a visiting professor at universities in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Mexico, and serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for multiple journals. He is a member of the American Risk and Insurance Association, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association, and other professional and academic organizations.

He has published more than 30 journal articles and three books, with articles in journals including Global Finance Journal, Journal of Reinsurance, Journal of Insurance Issues, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Financial Decisions and others. His research interests focus on the integration of capital markets, international risk management, insurance-linked securities and others. He has presented research findings and professional development seminars in more than 30 states and eight countries.

Dr. Duett follows longtime RMI director and eminent scholar Dr. Carol Jordan, who retired in 2012.

Dr. Ed Duett