Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award

The Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction award honors innovative ideas used in risk management and insurance instructions. All ARIA members are encouraged to submit proposals to the selection committee. The criteria for selection of award winners are creativity, content, transferability of the approach to other institutions, and documented potential for improving the quality of risk and insurance education. Award winners will be announced at the annual meeting and receive a certificate as well as a monetary award of $1,000. They may be asked to make a presentation of their innovation at the annual meeting.

2023 Winner - David Cather, Penn State University

Past Winners

  • 2022 - Not awarded
  • 2021 - Mary Kelly, Wilfrid Laurier University, ERM Poster Project
  • 2020 - Not awarded
  • 2019 - Steven Miller, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, David Sommer, St. Mary's University, "Risk Financing Simulation Exercises: From a Single Risk to ERM"
  • 2018 - Martin Eling and students Martin Lehmann, Vera Lüchinger, Sara Maria Nordt, University of St. Gallen, "Toolbox for Gamification in Insurance Education"
  • 2017 - David Eckles, University of Georgia, "Insurance Pub Trivia"
  • 2016 - Faculty & Students, University of St. Gallen: Educational Smartphone App — "Optimal Insurance Demand for Students"
  • 2015 - Vickie Bajtelsmit and Jennifer Coats, Colorado State University, "The Effect of Frequency and Severity on Insurance and Risk Management Decisions: A Classroom Exercise"
  • 2014 - Alexander Braun, University of St. Gallen, "Insurance-Linked Securities"
  • 2013 - David Eckles, University of Georgia, "One Dollar Bob Simulation"
  • 2012 - Joseph Haley, St. Cloud State University, "An Insurance Pricing Game"
  • 2011 - James Hilliard, University of Georgia Ronald Licata, University of Connecticut School of Business, "Brown Dog Brewing Company: Case Study for Risk Management and Insurance"
  • 2010 - Norma Nielson, University of Calgary Brian Kitching, University of Calgary Janet Stein, University of Calgary, "Tabletop Disaster Exercise"
  • 2009 - William and Tamela Ferguson, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, "Strategic Market Entry Project"