- December 17th, 2018
|Department:||Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies|
|Title:||John & Mary Louise Loftis Bickley Endowed Teaching Chair of Insurance & Financial Services|
|Education:||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 Risk Management, Insurance & Financial Services and Actuarial Science (RMIAS) and to its students. During his period of service on the faculty has been 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, Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors Teaching Achievement Award, and the 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 was used in some sixty countries and 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 for Insurance Education. 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. served as APRIA's president, and received the APRIA-Kyobo Life Contribution Award. 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.
Focus and Current Research
Insurance & Financial Services, Risk Management, Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations