Emmett J. Vaughan was a Professor of Insurance at the University of Iowa for over 40 years, where he held the Partington Professorship in Insurance until his death in 2004. Professor Vaughan earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Creighton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics and insurance from the University of Nebraska. He was an enthusiastic teacher, prolific scholar, and beloved by his students. He inspired hundreds of students to choose careers in insurance.
Therese M. Vaughan has spent her career in academia and insurance regulation. She was the Robb B. Kelley Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Actuarial Science at Drake University. Prior to joining Drake, she served as Iowa Insurance Commissioner for over 10 years, and most recently, she was the CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Vaughan earned her undergraduate degree in economics and insurance from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in risk and insurance from the University of Pennsylvania.