Detroit Mercy scholar ranks top in field

June 21, 2018

Dr. Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Dean, Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration.Detroit Mercy’s dean of the College of Business Administration, Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Ph.D., is among the world’s top scholars in the field of risk and insurance, according to a recent study.

The study, titled “The Journal of Risk and Insurance: Authors of Influence” appeared in Risk Management and Insurance Review.  Authors S.W. Pottier, J. Xu, and J.D. Frederick examined citations of research appearing in the top academic journal in the field from 1989 through 2014. Citations by other researchers were used as the primary measure of a scholar’s influence on the academic discipline.

The analysis concluded that “Joseph Eisenhauer holds first place for total citations per article with 84 citations, of which 69 are noninsurance, making him the top author based on citations appearing in noninsurance journals as well.”

“It’s gratifying to know that other scholars have found my research to be a valuable contribution to the professional literature,” Eisenhauer said. “This is just further evidence that our College of Business Administration has a broad impact on business research generally. Some years ago, Dr. Suk Kim was identified as one of the most prolific writers in Finance and more recently, Fr. Jerry Cavanagh, S.J., was recognized as a founder of the field of business ethics.”

During his career, Eisenhauer has published more than 100 research articles and reviews in scholarly journals, which other researchers have cited more than 1,800 times.