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James Jones

Director, Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management
Katie Insurance School
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Current Courses

398.001Professional Practice: Insurance Internship

287.003Independent Study

398.001Professional Practice: Insurance Internship

298.001Professional Practice: Insurance Internship/Coop Education


St. Louis University
St. Louis, Mo

BS Finance and Accounting

university of Missouri

Gottheimer Malecki Memorial Award

CPCU Society

Best Paper

Journal Of Insurance Issues

Innovation in Business Education

AACSB: Mid-Continent Business School Deans Conference.

Strickler International Award for Innovation in Insurance Education.

American Risk and Insurance Association ARIA

Conference Proceeding

Jones, J., & Ostaszewski,, K. I'm just an industry whose intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!". Jose Maria Sarabia, Faustino Prieto, and Montserrat Gullen (EDs), Contributions to Risk Analysis: RISK 2018, Cuadernos de la Fundacion C/223, edited by Jose Maria Sarabia, Faustino Prieto, and Montserrat Gullen, Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, Spain, 2018.. Cuadernos de la Fundacion (2018): pp. 197-205.
Jones, J., & Ostaszewski, . Illinois State University: Creating Actuarial Capacity in Rare Harmony. Promoting Microinsurance in Ghana, published by the National Insurance Commission of Ghana and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. National Insurance Commission of Ghana and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (2012): Chapter 3.5, pp. 81-86,.

Journal Article

Trombley, T., Jones, J., & Trombley, M. Impact of cultural tightness on vaccination rate. Risk Management and Insurance Review 25.3 (2022): 367-389.
Choudhury, A., Jones, J., & Opare-Addo, M. Perceived Risk and Willingness to Provide Loan to Smallholder Farmers in Ghana. Journal of African Business 21.1 (2020): 1-18.
Elango, B., Chen, S., & Jones, J. Sticking to the Social Mission: Microinsurance in Bottom of the Pyramid Markets. Journal of General Management 44.4 (2019): 209-219.
Kaufman, P., Hartman, N., Jones, J., Saripalle, R., & Smudde, P. The Use of Extracurricular Interdisciplinary Project-Based Teams in Higher Education as a Catalyst for Actionable Knowledge. Business Education Innovation Journal 11.1 (2019): 126-136.
2018, Society of Actuaries online monograph, first prize winner in the Society of Actuaries Environmental Sustainability Call for Essays.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Jones, J. The Catastrophe of Racial Injustice and Inequality. CPCU Insights. The Institutes/CPCU Society (2021): 5.


Ethical Implications Of Monitoring Remote Workers. CPCU Society Ethics Meeting. CPCU Society. (2021)
Ethics of Using Big Data to Rate and Price Insurance. In2Risk. Institutes/CPCU Society. (2021)
Developing Co-Curricular Experiential Learning Programs. Western Risk and Insurance. WRIA. (2020)
Female Leaders in Top Management Teams. Western Risk and Insurance Assn. WRIA. (2020)
The Use of Big Data in Insurance. CPCU All Industry Conference. Washington CPCU Society and Bar Association. (2020)
A classroom simulation in flood risk and resilience. Western Risk and Insurance Assn. WRIA. (2019)
Employment Trends in Insurance. CPCU Katie School Symposium. CPCU SOciety. (2019)
Necessary Conditions for Social Enterprise in Emerging Markets: The Case of Microinsurance. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. (2019)
Hoops risk: A problem-based learning activity in insurance. Western Risk and Insurance Assn. wriA. (2018)
Association of NDVI and Crop Yield for Agricultural Index Insurance. Western Risk and Insurance Assn. WRIA. (2016)

Grants & Contracts

Provost Innovation and Enhancement Grant: Design Thinking @ ISU Collaboration Space. Provost's Office. Illinois State University. (2022)
Establishing of Index Insurance for Crop Insurance in Northern Ghana. International Labour Organization. Other.