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Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of
Risk Management and Insurance

Risk management and insurance (RMI) is a vital and growing segment of our economy and essential to the economic health of Iowa and the nation. Employment demands are high and the industry is dynamic and changing rapidly. The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance is devoted to providing University of Iowa students with the necessary skills to make a difference in the workplace and to serving the employment needs of this highly respected industry.

The Vaughan Institute offers a variety of programs that lay the groundwork for a rewarding career. The keystone of the program is the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, which covers a variety of topics and ensures that undergraduate students have the needed knowledge for the field.

The benefits of the institute are numerous. Students gain training and guidance to stand out in this rewarding field. Employers appreciate access to a talented pool of candidates as well as the assurance that the future of the industry will be in good hands.

This partnership between the Vaughan Institute, its students, and the RMI industry enhances and builds on Iowa's legacy in risk management and insurance. Become an active partner in the Vaughan Institute.

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Welcome New Faculty

Thomas Berry-Stölzle

Richard Peter

The Vaughan Institute welcomes two new faculty fall 2015. Associate professor Thomas R. Berry-Stölzle received his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne, Germany, in Risk Management, Insurance and Finance. He will teach Principles of Risk Management and Insurance and Risk Modeling. He comes to us from the Terry College of Business, University of GA. Assistant professor Richard Peter is currently a junior professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. Richard will teach Corporate and Financial Risk Management. We are excited to have Thomas and Richard join the faculty.