DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Department of Mathematics
Academic Administration and Staff
Faculty Directory
Schedule of Courses

Applied Mathematics (BA)
Actuarial Science (BS)
Applied Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics (Minor)
Instructional Leadership (MS)

Actuarial Science Now
Meet the Actuarial Faculty
Meet the Actuarial Students
Actuarial Career Day
Actuarial Science Club
Actuarial Science Scholarships
Actuarial Science By The Numbers
Useful Actuarial Links


FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE > DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS > ACTUARIAL SCIENCE > MEET THE ACTUARIAL FACULTY
Meet the Actuarial Faculty    


David G. Hudak, Ph.D., ASA
Director, Actuarial Science Program and Professor of Actuarial Science & Mathematics


David Hudak  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 firms 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.


                                                                                                      hudak@rmu.edu
                                                                                                      412-397-4056 phone
                                                                                                      412-397-3277 fax
                                                                                                      John Jay 307


Leonard A. Asimow, Ph.D., ASA

Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Leonard A. Asimow joined RMU in 2001 as the Founding Director of the Actuarial Science Program. Before he came to RMU, Dr. Asimow taught at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Wyoming. He previously directed the actuarial science program at Maryville University, St. Louis. He is a co-author of the ACTEX textbook  Probability and Statistics with Applications: A Problem Solving Text. He has 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.



                                                                                                  
asimow@rmu.edu
                                                                                                  412-397-5466 phone
                                                                                                   412-397-3277 fax
                                                                                                                                                         John Jay 317


Christophe Groendyke, Ph.D., FSA
Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics


Chris Groendyke 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.


                                                                                                          
groendyke@rmu.edu
                                                                                                                                          412-397-6054 
                                                                                                                                          412-397-3277 fax
                                                                                                                                          John Jay 318


Liang (Jason) Hong, Ph.D., FSA
Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science and Mathematics


Liang (Jason) Hong is an assistant professor of the Actuarial Science Program at RMU. He taught a     variety of actuarial science, stat and math classes at Bradley University before he joined RMU in August 2013. Dr. Hong also served as the program coordinator of the actuarial science-math program at Bradley. He is serving on various SOA preliminary and fellow-level exam committees. Dr. Hong earned his BA in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and PhD in mathematics from Purdue    University. He is a passionate teacher and an active researcher. His areas of expertise include actuarial    science, quantitative finance, functional analysis, stochastic calculus and Bayesian statistics.                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                 hong@rmu.edu

                                                                                                                                              412-397-4024 
                                                                                                                                              412-397-3277 fax
                                                                                                                                              John Jay 149