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About Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman is a professor of finance at Georgia Southern University. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Business Administration at Bucknell University and his MA and Ph.D.  degrees in managerial science and applied economics at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. Eastman’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of enterprise risk management, insurance, and corporate finance. His research focuses primarily on the performance and regulation of insurance markets, the use and effectiveness of auto no-fault reparation systems, professional ethics, and various pedagogical issues. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, theNorth American Actuarial Journal, the Risk Management and Insurance Review, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, the Journal of Insurance Issues, the Journal of Business Ethics, and theJournal of Applied Business Research, among others.

Eastman began his academic career at East Carolina University and also taught previously at Elon University, the Pennsylvania State University, and Florida State University, where he held the Robert L. Atkins Memorial Professorship in Risk Management and Insurance and also was the recipient of two university teaching awards. He is a past president of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association, and, in 2013, he received the M. Albert Burke Fellowship Award from the College of Business at Georgia Southern University.


2012 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, Parker College of
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Finance, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Inductee, S.S. Huebner Foundation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (1980-1983)
  • Recipient, Teaching Incentive Program Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida State University (1995)
  • Recipient, University Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (1999)
  • Recipient, Robert L. Atkins Memorial Professorship, Florida State University (1998-2007)
  • Recipient, M. Albert Brook Fellowship Award, Georgia Southern University (2013)


  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Principles of Risk and Insurance
  • Financial Tools and Methods
  • Financial Survival Skills
  • Insurance Industry Operations
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Commercial Risk and Insurance
  • Managerial Finance


1992 Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1983 M.A. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1980 M.S. in Business Administration, Bucknell University
1979 B.S. in Business Administration, Bucknell University

Contact Information

PO Box 8152
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0193
Office: COBA 2213


National Presentations (12)

Non-Refereed Research (5)

Refereed Research (30)