William Rabel

John & Mary Louise Loftis Bickley Endowed Teaching Chair of Insurance & Financial Services

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Phone: 205-348-8966
Email: wrabel@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Insurance & Financial Services, Risk Management, Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations


Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Insurance.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, M.A., Ph.D. (Applied Economics, Major in Insurance). Fellow Life Management Institute, LOMA.  Chartered Life Underwriter, The American College

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Bill Rabel is dedicated to the program in Insurance & Financial Services, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science (IRMAS) and to its students.  During his first four years on the faculty of The University of Alabama he was recognized with the following awards: Alabama Finance Association Outstanding Faculty Award, John S. Bickley CBA Creativity and Innovation Award, National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, American Risk & Insurance Association Excellence in Teaching Award.

Prior to joining the faculty in August 2006 he was Senior Vice President, Education at LOMA (Life Office Management Association). Under his leadership, LOMA's FLMI Program became the world's largest university-level professional education program in financial services. It is used in some sixty countries and is offered in seven languages. He was also responsible for LOMA's other education programs and for the LOMA professional movement, which was comprised of 40,000+ individuals and more than 40 local societies around the globe.

Dr. Rabel's other academic appointments have included dean, S.S. Huebner School of CLU Studies, The American College; assistant professor, Syracuse University; adjunct professor, Georgia State University; visiting professor, Kuwait University; fellow professor, Peking University (Beijing); fellow professor, Renmin (People's) University (Beijing); Overseas Research Fellow, China Center for Insurance and Social Security Research; Singapore College of Insurance International Faculty and International Advisory Board.  He also served as Economics Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, Geneva Switzerland, where his study, Insurance Education for Developing Countries, provided a blueprint for professional education institutes around the world.

Dr. Rabel is active in many professional, civic, and humanitarian organizations.  He is a trustee of the S. S. Huebner Foundation, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has twice been elected as a director of the American Risk & Insurance Association, where he received the President's Award; also, he has twice been a member of the Board of Governors, Asia-Pacific Risk & Insurance Association and currently is APRIA's president. Active as a strategic planning consultant and facilitator Dr. Rabel has served as chairman or a member of the strategic planning committee of several organizations, including the American Society of CLU, the American Risk & Insurance Association, the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances, U. S. Chapter, and the International Insurance Society.

Recognized by Who's Who in America, Dr. Rabel has extensive experience in business education and has provided technical assistance to many institutions, businesses, and regulatory bodies worldwide.  He is the author of numerous publications on business and economic security and a frequent speaker before groups of executives, professionals, academicians, and government officials.