Leonard A. Asimow
Leonard A. Asimow, Ph.D., A.S.A., is the department head for the mathematics department at RMU. He joined RMU in 2001 as the founder and director of the Actuarial Science Program. Before he came to RMU, Dr. Asimow taught at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the Univeristy of Wyoming. He also directed the actuarial science program at Maryville University, St. Louis. He recently co-authored the Actex publication of Probability and Statistics with Applications: A Problem Solving Text. In addition, he served on the Education and Research Council of the SOA and was editor of a national newsletter for actuarial educators. Dr. Asimow received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Washington.
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David G. Hudak
David G. Hudak, Ph.D., A.S.A., is the director of the Actuarial Science Program at RMU. He joined RMU in Fall 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. For seven years prior to his time at RMU, he worked as a consulting actuary at two actuarial firms, Mercer Human Resources Consulting and Towers Perrin. He also worked at two other private consulting firm in the Washington DC area, the Center for Naval Analyses and TASC. Dr. Hudak received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from St. Vincent College and his masters and doctorate in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Chris Groendkye, Ph.D., F.S.A., is an assistant professor of the Actuarial Science Program at RMU. He joined RMU in January 2012. Before coming to RMU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He serves on various committees for the Society of Actuaries, and recently wrote a primer on basic life contingencies for the Society of Actuaries. Before entering academia, Chris worked as an actuary at USAA Life Insurance Company in San Antonio, Texas for over seven years. Chris became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2004. He earned a B.A. degree in Computer Sciences and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. Chris received an M.S. in Statistics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and a Ph. D. in Statistics from Penn State in 2011.
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