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SWU Professor Featured on WalletHub

SWU Professor Featured on WalletHub

    08.23.21 | Academics Business SWU Online by Chelsea Pagliuca

    Dr. Kip Pirkle, Professor of Management, recently shared his expertise with WalletHub regarding car insurance. He discussed the impact that COVID has had on consumer demand, “The immediate impact of COVID was a significant decrease in the number of cars on the road. Perhaps a predictable consequence of fewer cars on the road was an increase in driving speeds, generating more accidents and fatalities. The net effect on the major insurance companies is yet to be determined, but if these trends hold at any significant level, car insurance will be covering riskier drivers, steering fewer cars. To insure a riskier customer base, insurance companies will be forced to provide acceptable returns to shareholders. The implications for car insurance premiums paint a dim picture for consumers” (Ask the Experts). Pirkle went on to answer questions regarding how fair car insurance companies are when assessing risk of drivers. The full article can be found here.

    With previous experience as a staff accountant, managing partner in two real estate partnerships, and 25 years in academics while maintaining an active consulting practice, Dr. Pirkle brings a vast amount of expertise as he also serves as SWU’s first Program Coordinator for its new online Doctor of Business Administration program. SWU’s program provides a unique focus with a concentration in Management and Instruction for those interested in advanced executive positions or passing on knowledge through teaching and consulting. To understand the difference between a DBA and Ph.D., read Dr. Pirkle’s blog post

    Interested in finding out more about SWU’s DBA or other programs within SWU’s Benson School of Business? Request information here or email SWU’s Admissions Office at

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