S.S. Huebner Foundation
Strengthening the next generation of risk educators


Training global leaders in risk education


Celebrating 77 years of leadership in risk management education.

The S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education was established in 1940 by insurance industry leaders and scholars at the University of Pennsylvania.  For 77 years, the Huebner Foundation has supported promising doctoral students pursuing careers in insurance and risk management education, and has promoted research addressing important policy and business issues related to risk and insurance. In 2012, the Huebner Foundation relocated from the Wharton School to the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University, and continues its mission to support doctoral education in the areas of risk and insurance.

partners in excellence: Georgia state university

Georgia State University’s Risk Management and Insurance program is widely recognized as the leading innovator in the area of insurance economics. As the largest dedicated academic risk department in the world, GSU’s RMI Department enjoys unmatched recognition as a Society of Actuaries Center for Actuarial Excellence, a top five ranked program by U.S. News & World Report (currently #4 and ranked in the top ten since 1999), and an accredited university risk management program by the Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA) since 2011.

GSU is dedicated to Solomon Huebner’s legacy of creating and fostering a distinct field of risk and insurance. The mission of the RMI Department is to advance knowledge and educate students in the economics of measuring, managing, and collecting risks faced by individuals and households, in organizations, and society. One of the department’s leading objectives is to place all of its PhD graduates at peer and aspirational universities in academic risk management programs and in departments of economics and finance.

For these reasons, the Huebner Foundation Trustees believe that GSU’s RMI Department is the academic unit best able to execute its mission.




S.S. Huebner Foundation
Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Georgia State University
PO Box 4036
Atlanta, GA 30302-4036


Stephen Shore, Ph.D.