W. Jean J. Kwon, Ph.D.

Professor
PhD, Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State UniversityMBA, Risk Management and Insurance, The College of Insurance (now Greenberg School of Risk Management, St. John's University)
Professor Kwon, holding the Edwin A.G. Manton Endowed Chair Professorship in International Insurance and Risk Management, teaches and conducts research at the Greenberg School of Risk Management (GSRM), St. John’s University. Additionally, he works with SRM’s Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation, assists the International Insurance Society (and its Research Network) and is the editor-in-chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. He has authored several books, actively publishes academic and policy-related papers, and speaks at various conferences for academic, private and public sector audiences. He also visits overseas universities and research institutions.

He specializes in insurance market and country analysis, insurer financial and operational analysis, insurance regulation, human capital issues in insurance markets as well as emerging risk management. Prior to joining the GSRM, he worked, among others, as an educator with Georgia State University (US) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), as an insurance regulator with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and as an industry specialist with the Institutes. He helped to establish the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) in 1997, found the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC) in 2005, and build the Research Network (a consortium of 20+ research centers in risk and insurance worldwide) of the International Insurance Society. He has built working relationships with several regional and global institutions, including the OECD, the Geneva Association, Singapore College of Insurance, Financial Accreditation Agency (Malaysia), Waseda University Insurance Research (Japan), Networks Financial Institute (US), Shanghai Forum and China International Risk Forum. He was listed as a Fulbright Insurance Specialist.

Professor Kwon earned his MBA from the College of Insurance (now the GSRM) and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Teaching Interests

Risk and Insurance; Insurer Operations/Financial Analysis; International Insurance; Insurance Supervision & Regulation

Research Interests

Insurance Regulation and Supervision; Financial/Operational Analysis of (Group) Insurance Companies; M&A in Insurance; Global/regional/national Insurance Market Analysis

Courses Taught

RMI
EURO
RMI: EUROPE
RMI
200
Risk And Insurance Economics
RMI
201
Risk Management
RMI
207
OPERATIONAL FINANCE FOR INS
RMI
209
PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE
RMI
601
MANAGEMENT OF RISK
RMI
607
OPERATIONAL FIN FOR INSURERS
RMI
609
PROPERTY & LIABILITY (RE) INS
RMI
611
CASES IN RISK, INS & BANKING
RMI
613
GRADUATE RISK SEMINAR
RMI
614
RISK FUNDING TOOLS
RMI
617
BUSINESS HAZARDS & MANAGEMENT
RMI
661
TRADING RISK GLOBAL REINS. MKT
RMI
699
RMI INTERNSHIP
RMI
1301
PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT
RMI
2301
PRINCIPLES OF RISK & INSURANCE
RMI
3301
Risk Management & Insurance
RMI
3334
PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE
RMI
3350
RISK SEMINAR
RMI
3360
Risk Management
RMI
3361
CORPORATE RISK STRATEGIES
RMI
4364
Reinsurance
RMI
4369
Life And Health Insurance
RMI
4370
Social Insurance
RMI
4390
Insurance Ind Struc/Operations
RMI
4392
RISK SEMINAR