W. Jean J. Kwon, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science

Professor Kwon holds the Edwin A.G. Manton Endowed Chair Professorship in International Insurance and Risk Management, and teaches and conducts research at the School of Risk Management (SRM), St. John’s University, New York. He also works with SRM’s Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation, assists the International Insurance Society (and the Research Network) and is editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance [www.apria.org]. He has authored several books, actively publishes academic and policy-related papers, and speaks at various conferences for private- and public-sector audiences. He visits overseas universities and institutions. Kwon specializes in insurance market and country analysis, insurer financial and operational analysis, insurance regulation, and human capital issues in insurance markets. Prior to joining the SRM, he worked, among other positions, as an educator with Georgia State University (US) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), as an insurance regulator with 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, founded the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC) in 2005, and built the Research Network (a consortium of 20+ research centers in risk and insurance worldwide) of the International Insurance Society. He also maintains working relationships with Singapore College of Insurance, the OECD, Financial Accreditation Agency (Malaysia), Waseda University (Japan), Networks Financial Institute (US), and many other regional and global institutions. Kwon holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is listed as a Fulbright Insurance Specialist.

Ph.D., Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University
M.B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, The College of Insurance (now School of Risk Management, St. John's University)

Teaching Interests
Risk and insurance, insurer operations/financial analysis, international insurance

Research Interests
Insurance regulation and supervision, financial/operational analysis of group insurance companies, M&A in insurance, global/regional/national insurance market analysis