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Dr. Burke A. Christensen

Burke Christensen
  • Professor
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 175
  • Mailing Address: BTC 170
  • Email: burke.christensen@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1120
  • Mr. Christensen has over thirty years experience as an attorney and executive officer in the insurance industry.  He is the holder of the Robert B. Morgan Chair of Insurance at Eastern Kentucky University.  He is the author/editor of three college textbooks on the law of insurance published by The American College.  Including his columns, he has written more than 150 articles on professional ethics, market conduct compliance, producer liability and the regulation of insurance.  Mr. Christensen has been a guest lecturer in insurance and law at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the John Marshall Law School.  He has spoken on law, regulation and ethics topics at insurance industry and bar association meetings throughout the United States.  Mr. Christensen frequently serves as an expert witness and consultant to counsel in litigation involving insurance companies.  He has also served as a mediator and arbitrator in business litigation for over twenty years. Mr. Christensen is a graduate of the Utah State University and the University Of Utah College Of Law.

Ms. Debbie Ellis

Debbie Ellis
  • Program Coordinator
  • Office: BTC 174
  • Mailing Address: BTC 170
  • Email: debbie.ellis@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1579
  • Ms. Ellis has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Weber State University in Ogden, Ut., and went on to  earn her MAED in School Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. She has worked as an elementary teacher, elementary guidance counselor, and a high school guidance counselor.

Ms. Christel Siglock SCLA, AIS, AIC, AINS

Dr. Siwei Gao

Gao
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 171
  • Mailing Address: BTC 170
  • Email: siwei.gao@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-7347
  • Siwei Gao, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems of Eastern Kentucky University. EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS: FLMI Ph.D. – Risk Management and Insurance, Temple University (2012) B.S. – Insurance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2005) TEACHING INTERESTS: Property Liability Insurance Personal Risk Management Life Insurance RESEARCH INTERESTS: Risk Modeling Enterprise Risk Management Incentive Contracting

Ms. Jeanna Lynch

Jeanna Lynch
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Mailing Address: BTC 170
  • Email: jeanna.lynch@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1579
  • Jeanna Lynch is a 22 year veteran of the insurance industry. She began her insurance career working for her father in his independent insurance agency. Upon graduating high school, she attended Eastern Kentucky University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance. In 1998 she also received a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. During her career she has held various positions such as Multi Line Claims Representative, Large Loss Claims Specialist, Auditor, Director of Training & Development and most recently Regional Manager for Grange Mutual Insurance Company.
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