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Hold Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Florida State University

Randy E. Dumm is the Hold Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at Florida State University where he teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate risk management and insurance programs. He received his doctorate from The University of Georgia and joined the risk management and insurance faculty at Florida State University in August of 1997. He has been a visiting professor at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), Hannover-Leibnitz University (Germany), Fudan University (Shanghai, China), Krems University of Applied Science (Austria) and he taught at the Vienna University of Business and Economics in 2004 as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a member of the Risk Theory Society.

Dr. Dumm’s areas of research interest include catastrophic risk, insurer capital structure, insurer distribution channels, demand for insurance, and insurance product performance. He has published widely across a number of journals including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Geneva Papers- Risk and Insurance Review, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Journal of Insurance Issues, and the Journal of Insurance Regulation.

Dr. Dumm is a member and past Chair of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology and he was a member of the State of Florida’s Task Force on Long-Term Solutions for Florida’s Hurricane Insurance Market. He is a past Chair of the Research Academy Board for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Sawgrass Mutual Insurance Company.


  • –present
    Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Florida State University


  • 1998 
    University of Georgia, Ph.D.