James C. Hickman
James C. Hickman (1927 –
September 10 2006) was an American actuary. He was internationally publicized for his work in actuarial education as well as being a major contribution in the development of the actuarial profession. He was a professor emeritusof businessand statisticsand former dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
James Hickman was born in 1927 in
Indianola, Iowa. His father (also named James C. Hickman) owned a small shop on the town's square. Hickman went to Simpson Collegewhere he earned his Bachelor's degreein mathematicswith an emphasis in actuarial sciencein 1950. From there he went on to the University of Iowato get his Master's degreein Mathematical statisticsin 1952. He earned a Doctoratein 1961 from the University of Iowa.
He was also married in 1952 to his wife Margaret. He and his wife have three children, Charles, Don and Barbara. He loved the outdoors and completed a number of bicycle tours through Nova Scotia, Colorado, Alaska and California. He also enjoyed climbing mountains and worked briefly as a forest ranger before entering academic life.
After fighting cancer Hickman died September 10, 2006 at the age of 79.
He started as a part-time instructor at
University of Iowain 1951. After obtaining his master's degree in 1952 Hickman worked briefly for Bankers Life Company in Des Moines, Iowa. He then went on to earn his Doctoratefrom the University of Iowain 1961. During this time he was working in their mathematicsand statisticsdepartment and was named a full professor in 1967. He left UI after only five years as a full professor, and in 1972 he went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Later (in 1985) he would be named the dean of the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was dean until 1990 and left the University of Wisconsin-Madisonfaculty in 1993.
Current business school Dean Michael Knetter said, "While research and academic work was Jim's passion, he also provided great leadership for the School of Business at a critical period when our alumni became more engaged and supportive of our efforts." He went on to say, "As dean, Jim was instrumental in the effort to develop, design and build Grainger Hall. He was a great role model for many of us and will be missed by the entire community."
While serving as dean Hickman raised $40 million in support of a new building, Granger Hall which was named after businessman David Grainger. He also was successful in initiating curriculum changes which included a major revision of the M.B.A. program and the establishing of new programs in the marketing research and distribution management.
James Hickman has written numerous articles. He was co-author of "Actuarial Mathematics" which is the center of the Society of Actuaries' education program. He was on the board of governors of both
Beta Gamma Sigmaand the Society of Actuaries(which he was also vice-president). He was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries(or FSA), and an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society(or ACAS). Hickman has been involved with many organizations and advisory groups at the local, state, and national levels, sharing his expertise on a variety of issues, such as health care, workers' compensation, and social security.
He was the winner of the 1981 and 1984 Halmstad Prize of the Actuarial Education and Research Fund for best contributions to actuarial science literature. He also won the business school's 1985 Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding teaching, research and public service.
Notable Books by James Hickman
by Newton L. Bowers, James C. Hickman, Cecil J. Nesbitt, Donald A. Jones, Hans U GerberSociety of Actuaries (May 1997)
The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California
by James C. Hickman (Editor)Univ of California Pr (April 1993
The Old-Age Crisis: Actuarial Opportunities the 1996 Bowles Symposium
by James C. Hickman, GA.) BOWLES SYMPOSIUM (1996 ATLANTASociety of Actuaries (March 1999)
title =James C. Hickman, former business school dean, dies
publisher =Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
13 September 2006
accessdate = 2007-06-02
publisher =University of Iowa Alumni Association
title =James C. Hickman
2 June 2007
title =A Gentleman and a Scholar
2 June 2007
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