January 28, 2021

Welcome ARIA Members!

Today's Listserv contains the following
  • ARIA Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award
  • 2021 Annual Meeting Goes VIRTUAL
  • 2021 ARIA Annual Meeting Call for Papers due February 22, 2021
  • Arden Solution assumes the role of ARIA's Executive Office
  • ARIA Membership Renewal
  • Kulp-Wright Book Award
  • Western Risk and Insurance Association (WRIA) 2021 Meeting
  • Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series
  • University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars
  • NAIC Research Fellow Program
  • Call for Papers
  • Job Postings
  • Anything to share with your ARIA Colleagues?
  • Connect with ARIA

ARIA Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award

Nominations are being accepted for the American Risk and Insurance Association’s Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award. This award was initiated in 2007 to honor the distinguished achievement of Risk Management and Insurance scholars who are within 10 years of award of the PH.D. degree. Applicants should have a significant number of high quality RMI publications relative to the length of their academic career, as the award is intended as a research award. This is a non-monetary award and will be awarded in years when an exceptional candidate is identified. A certificate will be presented at the Award’s luncheon at ARIA’s Annual Meeting. Please send nominations (including a vita) to Greg Niehaus ( by March 15, 2021 at the latest.

2021 Annual Meeting Goes VIRTUAL

After careful deliberation, the ARIA Board of Directors has decided that the annual meeting scheduled to take place August 2-4 in Denver, Colorado will be a virtual meeting.

We regret that we will not have the opportunity to meet and connect with our colleagues in person. However, given the effect of COVID-19 on University budgets and members’ willingness to travel, and to ensure a safe meeting, the board decided that a virtual meeting is the best option. We will continue to post meeting updates on the listserv and encourage members to submit proposals for ARIA 2021. Find more information here.


2021 ARIA Annual Meeting Call for Papers due February 22, 2021

Executive summaries (not exceeding three pages) that focus on the purpose, expected results, and importance of the research may be submitted. Completed papers are preferred. Proposals from doctoral students are encouraged. Submitted papers should not have been accepted for publication. The deadline for submission is February 22, 2021. This deadline will not be extended. Click here to read more.

Arden Solution assumes the role of ARIA's Executive Office

Arden Solutions  began serving as ARIA’s Executive Office on January 1, 2021 and ARIA will have a new relationship with The Institutes as a strategic partner. The Board believes that this new arrangement, whereby Arden serves as the Executive Office and ARIA partners with The Institutes to leverage their strategic relationship with the industry, will serve ARIA well going forward. Look for further updates in the next ARIA Newsletter.  If you need to contact the ARIA office, please email

ARIA Membership Renewal

It's the time of year to renew your ARIA Membership for calendar year 2021. If you haven't already done so, please click here to view our membership page and renew your membership online. Current members will receive ARIA renewal emails from "Wiley Customer Service"  as well.  The most expedient way to renew is to click the link above. 

Kulp-Wright Book Award

Each year, the Kulp-Wright Book Award recognizes a risk management and insurance book or monograph that advances the body of knowledge towards new frontiers. If you have a text published in 2020 in the academic field of risk management and insurance that you would like to be considered, please have your publisher contact the committee chairman, Dr. Cameron Ellis, at More information on the award, and a list of past winners, can be found here:

Western Risk and Insurance Association (WRIA) 2021 Meeting

The Western Risk and Insurance Association (WRIA) 2021 meeting, to be held on March 4-5, will be a virtual conference to highlight Ph.D. student research as well as pedagogical work. Please see attached registration information. We hope you will join us!

Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series

The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management at Temple University invites you to its virtual spring research seminar series. The series comprises invited lectures from academic experts who present research in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. The seminars will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern. Please find links to register below.
February 8. Tim Boonen (Amsterdam), "No-Betting Pareto-Optima Under Rank-Dependent Utility," Register
February 22. Petra Steinorth (Hamburg), “Health Insurer Use of Quality Improvement Expenses to Achieve a Minimum Medical Loss Ratio Requirement”, Register
March 8. Anita Mukherjee (Wisconsin-Madison), "Abandoned Retirement Savings," Register
March 22. Emiliano Valdez (UConn), "Cost-sensitive Multi-class AdaBoost for Understanding Driving Behavior with Telematics," Register
April 19. Shan Ge (NYU), tbd, Register

University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars

The Department of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business invites you to its virtual research seminar series. The seminars feature current academic research on insurance, risk, actuarial science, analytics, and economics. Sessions will be interactive with Q&A. Please find registration below; the full list is here.
Jan 29, 2:30-3:30p CST, Justin Sydnor (UW Madison), “The Impact of Consequence Information on Insurance Choice”, Register
Feb 12, 2:30-3:30p CST, Rebecca Myerson (UW Madison), “The Impact of Personalized Telephone Outreach on Health Insurance Choices: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial”, Register
Mar 5, 9:30-10:30a CST, Anup Malani (UChicago), TBD, Register

NAIC Research Fellow Program

The NAIC Research Fellow Program is designed to foster new and innovative research in the area of insurance regulation by providing resources to researchers working on projects in this field.  For information about submitting an application, please click here.


Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.0

The author team of the textbook “Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.0by the publisher Flat World Knowledge is proud to announce new adaptations made to the RIsk Management textbook support materials that facilitate online teaching and integration of the book materials with Canvas.  For more information, Click Here


Calls for Papers


Looking to Submit a Journal Article?

Wiley, the publisher of ARIA’s journals: the Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) and Risk Management and Insurance Review (RMIR), offers a wealth of author support. Follow this link for insights on avoiding common mistakes, English language editing, improving your discoverability, and more. Find the articles here.

Risk Management and Insurance Review
Risk Management and Insurance Review is currently seeking papers for two Focus issues in 2021. Authors should submit their manuscripts via ScholarOne and indicate in the letter to the editors that they wish to have the paper considered for a Focus issue.

  1. Developing insurance markets. Possible topics include drivers of supply of and/or demand for insurance, innovative insurance products, public-private partnerships, development of regulatory institutions, and risk mitigation efforts. Deadline extended to February 28, 2020.
  2. Replication of risk management and insurance research findings. Papers should provide an update on the findings from a seminal research paper in risk management and insurance. A replication should use new data to show whether the previous findings still hold true – or how the results change – when employing a similar methodology. Deadline: February 28, 2020.

Reviewers play an important role in the production of quality research, ensuring the rigorous standards of the scientific process. RMIR operates on a double-blind peer-review system to maintain integrity. If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the RMIR, please contact Patty Born at

Journal of Insurance Regulation 
Current events have brought to light the racial inequities that exist across the United States. In addition, race, diversity, and inclusion within the insurance industry is one of the current key initiatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). As such, the Journal of Insurance Regulation invites papers on the following topics: 

  • Access to insurance products by minorities and historically underrepresented groups.
  • Current practices and/or barriers that impact access of minorities and historically underrepresented groups to insurance products.
  • Evaluation of the degree of diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector and/or industry efforts to address this.
  • Any other topic related to race and insurance.

Papers can be discussion pieces or empirical in nature but must focus on major regulatory and public policy issues. Additional information can be found in the attached call by Clicking Here. Submissions are requested by March 1, 2021 and will undergo an expedited blind peer-review process. If you have an interest in this area or are currently already working on a related project, we hope you will consider submitting your work. 

Special Issue on Mutual Insurance – Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management
Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management has recently launched a call for papers of its' Special Issue on Mutual Insurance. The call is open for all scholars. Manuscripts can be submitted to this Special Issue starting immediately and papers will appear online as soon as they are accepted for publication and processed by the publisher. Final deadline for submitting papers is 1 March 2021.  For more information, Click Here.

The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Emerging Health Risks and Insurance
The Geneva Association is pleased to announce a special issue of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice on Emerging Health Risks and Insurance. Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers ( by 19 April 2021, at the latest. Click here for details

Journal of Risk Education

The Journal of Risk Education (JRE) requests paper submissions for 2020 issue(s). To submit an article to the Journal of Risk Education, please create an account at and follow the electronic submission process.  Please note that the Journal does not accept paper or email submissions. 

The JRE includes several sections for publication:

Articles:  double-blind peer reviewed articles related to risk management and insurance teaching and education. Both theoretical and pedagogical pieces are encouraged.

Editorials:  editorially-reviewed commentary related to the practice of risk and insurance education.

Book Reviews:  editorially-reviewed summaries of books and periodicals that pertain to risk management and insurance, with preference given to those items that have practical classroom applications.

Doctoral Perspectives:  double blind peer reviewed articles that are by or for doctoral students planning to become risk educators in the future.  Any topic of relevance to doctoral candidates may be submitted.

Teaching Case:  each issue will feature one teaching case for use in the risk management classroom.  Teaching cases should be founded in the academic and practitioner literature, and will be double-blind peer reviewed.  

For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Brenda Wells, CPCU, AAI, CRIS Editor, at  For the latest issue of Journal of Risk Education Click Here.

Job Postings

University of Alabama - Associate Professor / Professor

The holder of the Bickley Chair is expected to become a leader in promoting the insurance program in the College, the University and the State. The Chair should be outstanding in teaching, have a strong relationship with the insurance community, recruit students to the insurance program and aid in the placement of students in insurance internships and insurance careers. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of applied scholarship, which might take the form of publishing in recognized academic or practitioner journals, organizing or participating in various conferences, or providing advice to insurance-related organizations. The position can be at either the associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services. The position appointment will start August 16, 2021. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services in economics. The posting is found at:


University of St. Gallen - Associate Professor in Insurance Economics
The University of St. Gallen is creating a new associate professor position in Insurance Economics at the Institute of Insurance Economics (Deadline Feb 28). Please contact the dean of the school of finance ( or Martin Eling (, if you have any questions. Link:

Minnesota State University Mankato - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Minnesota State University Mankato is posting a position for a tenure-track assistant professor starting Fall 2021, with preferred specialization in RMI.  For more information, please click here.

Missouri State University - Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management
The Missouri State University Department of Finance and General Business anticipates an August 2021 opening for a non-tenure track position of Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance. For more information, please click here.

University of Iowa - Tenure Track Assistant Professor 
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor position in actuarial science starting August 18, 2021.  For more information, please click here.

RIHM Department at Temple University - PhD Program Applicants
The Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management (RIHM) Department at Temple University is seeking applicants to its Risk Management and Insurance PhD program.  For more information, please contact Randy Dumm ( or visit the Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance doctoral program site.  For more information on the RIHM’s department and faculty, please click here.

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance in Florida State University's College of Business - Ph.D Program Candidates 
The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance in Florida State University's College of Business is encouraging interested applicants to apply for the Ph.D. program in risk management and insurance. The program is in search of one or two candidates starting during the Fall 2021 semester. For more information, Click Here.

Anything to Share with your ARIA Colleagues?
We are looking for any and all personal updates- babies, weddings, promotions etc. to feature in the ARIA newsletter. We want to celebrates any achievements and milestones for our ARIA members. Please send any social media updates to Nicolette Base, ARIA Communications Executive, at and any newsletter contributions to
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