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Robert Hoyt, risk management and insurance prof, appointed to Moore Chair of Insurance

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Robert Hoyt

Robert E. Hoyt, a professor of risk management and insurance in the Terry College of Business, has been appointed to the college’s Dudley L. Moore Jr. Chair of Insurance.

Hoyt joined the Terry College as an assistant professor in 1988 and since 2000 has served as head of the department of insurance, legal studies and real estate.

Before coming to Terry, Hoyt earned both his doctoral and master’s degrees in risk and insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Hoyt received his bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Nebraska-­Lincoln.

“Rob’s stature as an academic and his leadership as department head have both been key to maintaining and enhancing the world-class reputation that our program in risk management and insurance enjoys,” says Dean P. George Benson. “I am delighted the board of regents approved his appointment to the Moore Chair.”

Hoyt is the second professor to hold the chair, succeeding Jim ­Trieschmann, who was named to the Moore Chair in September 1986 and recently retired following 27 years on the faculty.

Hoyt’s research focuses on the areas of corporate hedging and enterprise risk management, the economics of insurance fraud, and insurer insolvency. He is a member of the International Insurance Society and has served as president of such organizations as the American Risk and Insurance Association, the Risk Theory Society and the Southern Risk and Insurance Association.

He also serves on the board of directors of the Journal of Insurance Regulation and on the editorial boards of Risk Management and Insurance Review and the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.

The Dudley L. Moore Jr. Chair of Insurance was created in 1986 by an endowment established by Dudley L. Moore Jr., who earned his bachelor’s degree in insurance from UGA in 1957.