Experts: Business

Patricia Born

Payne H. and Charlotte Hodges Midyette Eminent Scholar in Risk Management & Insurance

Born is currently the Midyette Eminent Scholar of Insurance in the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University. She is a research associate in the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center as well as an advisor of the Risk Management doctoral program in the College of Business.

Her research interests include insurance market structure and performance, professional liability, health insurance, and the management of catastrophic risks.

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Jack Fiorito

J. Frank Dame Professor of Management

Fiorito’s  research interests include labor and industrial relations with an emphasis on attitudes toward unions and employers, unions as organizations and human resource policies. Some of Fiorito’s recent work includes “The State of the Unions in the United States” and “Change to Win: Can Structural Reform Revitalize the American Labor Movement?”

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Wayne A. Hochwarter

Melvin T. Stith Sr. Professor in Business Administration

Hochwarter is the Melvin T. Stith Sr. Professor in Business Administration at Florida State University’s College of Business. He has published over 100 scientific and applied articles covering a wide range of topics including employee entitlement, worker engagement, job stress, layoffs, workplace politics, abusive work behaviors, personal accountability, optimism, and leadership-focused motivation strategies. In addition, his research has been the subject of discussions in major business/social publications, including Business WeekInc., CIOThe Christian Science Monitor, Computerworld, HR Magazine, Workforce Week, Macleans, Psychology Today, The Wall Street JournalUSA Today, The New York TimesChicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Times of India, China Daily, Daily Mail – UK, and news/radio programs such as NPR, Minnesota Public Radio, MSNBC, ABC Evening News and WIOD AM/FM – Miami.

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R. Michael Holmes, Jr.

Jim Moran Professor of Strategic Management

Holmes is the Jim Moran Professor of Strategic Management. His research is focused on the origins and implications of institutions (e.g., government policy) and individual and psychological foundations of strategy and entrepreneurship (e.g., gender, personality).

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Jeffrey H. Kahn

Harry W. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Business Law Programs

Kahn is an expert on taxes, with extensive knowledge of basic federal income tax, corporate income tax issues, health care tax issues and tax issues in social security.

Topics: Taxes Business

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Jay Kesten

Associate Professor

Kesten is an expert on the legal aspects of corporate governance and corporate finance.

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Charles Nyce

Robert L. Atkins Associate Professor of Risk Management & Insurance and Associate Director for the Center for Risk Management Education & Research

Nyce is the Robert L. Atkins Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at Florida State University. He previously served as the Associate Director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center from 2009 through 2012. He joined the Center in 2009 after serving as Senior Director of Knowledge Resources for the American Institute for CPCU.

His main research area is catastrophic risk financing. He has authored numerous articles on a variety of risk management and insurance topics, including title insurance, IPOs, enterprise risk management, predictive analytics and natural hazards.

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