Robert E. Hoyt is the Dudley L. Moore Jr. Chair in the Terry College of Business. He is the head of the Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate, which boasts one of the top ranked risk management and insurance programs in the nation. His research into corporate hedging, insurance fraud, and enterprise risk management, among other areas, informs how to maintain stable economies in an interconnected world.

Hoyt brings global experience to his research and teaching, having served as visiting scholar in some of Europe’s leading universities and Vice President of the International Insurance Society. A prolific author in his field, his expertise has been sought out by public and private sector organizations, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“I have a strong interest in international research and education. The Moore Chair endowment has supported my involvement with the International Insurance Society and my collaborative work with faculty in Germany and Switzerland. As I told Dudley Moore, the most important aspect of being the holder of this chair is the recognition of my efforts over 29 years at UGA to become an accomplished scholar and to contribute to the continued success of the Risk Management and Insurance Program at Terry.”