Dr. Moshe PoratDr. Moshe Porat

Dean, The Fox School of Business
Laura H. Carnell Professorship
Professor, Risk Management and Insurance

Fox School of Business and Management
Alter Hall 367
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083
Phone: 215.204.1836
E-mail: porat@temple.edu


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Porat is the Dean of the Fox School of Business and Management and Dean of the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Temple University.  He is also the former Chairholder of the Joseph E. Boettner Professorship in Risk Management & Insurance and the former Chairman of the Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science department.  He received his undergraduate degree in economics and statistics (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University.  His M.B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) is from the Recanati Graduate School of Management at Tel Aviv University.  He completed his doctoral work at Temple University. 

Prior to his academic work, Dr. Porat served as deputy general manager of Ihud Insurance Group, a large international risk management and insurance firm, and as an economic and financial consultant.  Dr. Porat authored several monographs and numerous articles on captives and their use in risk management, self-insurance and other financial topics.  He has served as an expert witness and as a consultant to governments and many public and private organizations. 

Dr. Porat is a Board Member of America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, The Pennsylvania Economy League, Mastery High Charter School, and Committee Chair for the Philadelphia Education Advisory Taskforce Committee of Finance, Resources, and Fiscal Impact.  He also served on the Board of Advisers of Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Korea. Dr. Porat also served on the Board of Directors of United America Indemnity, Ltd. Dr. Porat was Chairperson for the Mayor of Philadelphia Transition Committee on the new economy and economic growth for the city and the region. Dr. Porat holds the CPCU professional designation and is a member of ARIA (American Risk and Insurance Association), IIS (International Insurance Society), RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) and the Society of CPCU. 

Dr. Porat has won several awards for excellence in research and the 1998 Philadelphia Mayor's Citation for his activities in connection with international programs. He was selected as the 2001 “International Dean of the Year” by the Academy of International Business for his leadership and contributions to international business programs and research.  He was also awarded the 2002 Adam Smith Leadership Award for Academic Excellence and Educational Leadership by Economic Pennsylvania.

In 2007, he was the Guest of Honor at the Lubavitch of Bucks County 15th Anniversary Dinner in recognition of his leadership in Temple University and across the Philadelphia community.