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Darla Moore School of Business


Helen Doerpinghaus

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Finance
Darla Moore School of Business

Darla Moore School of Business, Room 456H

Helen Doerpinghaus


Helen Doerpinghaus (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989) is an adjunct professor of finance in the Darla Moore School of Business and professor emerita and deputy provost emerita at the University of South Carolina. She served as a full-time faculty member in finance and insurance from 1987 to 2007. During 2007–17, she held positions in the Office of the Provost, including Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Interim Provost, and Deputy Provost. Since her retirement, she has returned to the classroom to teach risk management and insurance.

Doerpinghaus’s research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Inquiry, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Benefits Quarterly, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions, and other journals. She coauthored an introductory textbook (entitled Risk Management and Insurance) and contributed to the text, International Risk and Insurance. She served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Risk and Insurance. She is the past president of the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. She has received teaching awards including USC’s Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award and the Mortar Board Teaching Award, as well as the Darla Moore School of Business Alfred G. Smith, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has consulted with governmental agencies on employee benefit and insurance policy issues.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • B.A., Macalester College, 1975

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