Dana A. Kerr, Phd, CPCU, ARM Associate Professor of Risk Management & Insurance College of Management and Human Service School of Business (207) 780-4059 email@example.com Education • • • Ph.D. (2002), University of Wisconsin-Madison MBA (1995), Temple University BS (1990), The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Professional Designations • • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU, 1995) Associate in Risk Management (ARM, 1996) Industry Experience • Expert legal witness • Independent risk management consultant • Corporate Risk Analyst for Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID • Toxic tort claims specialist for CIGNA Property and Casualty Companies, Philadelphia, PA Previous University Appointments • Ball State University (Muncie, IN), Assistant Professor of Finance, Risk Management and Insurance (2006-2008) • St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX), Assistant Professor of Finance (2002-2006) Research Interests • • • • Claims and litigation Risk financing Insurance contracts Corporate risk management Summary Dr. Kerr started at USM in the Fall of 2008 as the first professor in the newly created Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) track in the School of Business. He is currently responsible for teaching all three of the RMI courses offered by USM. He has previously taught corporate finance, insurance, and personal financial planning courses at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Before academia, Dr. Kerr worked nearly ten years in the risk management and insurance industry as a claims specialist and corporate risk analyst. His professional experience has naturally encouraged his interest in researching aspects of the insurance claims and litigation process, insurance contracts, risk financing issues, and corporate risk management topics in general. He has published articles in The Journal of Risk & Insurance, The Journal of Legal Studies, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Compensation & Benefits Review, Risk Management, and The Journal of Financial Service Professionals and the Journal of Insurance Issues. He is co-author of a paper that won the Donald Hardigree Memorial Award for outstanding article of 2011 for the Journal of Insurance Issues. Dr. Kerr works closely with his students, advising them during their internship experiences and helping them to navigate the many possible insurance career options. He has a very good relationship with the risk management and insurance industry throughout New England and especially in Maine.
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