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Joseph S. Ruhland

Chair and Professor of Finance



  • Ph.D. (Risk Management and Insurance), The University of Georgia, 2006
  • BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

Areas of Specialization

  • Political Risk
  • Asymmetric Information
  • Financial Planning


Joe Ruhland is a professor of risk management and insurance at Georgia Southern University. He received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in risk management and insurance from The University of Georgia. His research areas of interest include asymmetric information, political risk, corporate governance and financial planning. Prior to returning to academics, Ruhland lived in Chicago and worked as an employee benefits consultant for Hewitt Associates, Aon Consulting and in private practice. Among others, outlets for his published research include Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Insurance Issues, and Journal of Insurance Regulation.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 3302
Phone: 912-478-0591


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 3/11/2022