Kathleen S. McNichol
Professor Emeritus of Finance
Professor McNichol received her B.A. and MBA from La Salle University. Her teaching responsibilities focus on risk management and insurance, corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions.
Professor McNichol earned the CPCU and ARM professional designations. She is active in local chapters of the CPCU Society and the Risk and Insurance Management Society. She is a founding member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Gamma Iota Sigma National Collegiate Insurance Fraternity that provides a forum for students to learn about the risk management and insurance industry and to network with practicing professionals. McNichol serves as Faculty Advisor to the Alpha Delta Chapter and as Campus Coordinator of the Kemper Scholars Program. She also serves as advisor for the Experiential Education Program in the Finance Department and frequently serves as a reviewer of textbooks that are in the pre-publication stage. McNichol is a grant writer who has secured funds for the last 13 years from the Spencer Educational Foundation to host the annual Risk Manager in Residence Program. She is the recipient of the 2011 Franklin Award sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society for her “outstanding achievement or contributions to the Insurance Industry in the Delaware Valley.”
Why La Salle?
La Salle is an oasis of opportunity. We are small enough to provide individual attention to students but large enough to have a wide array of academic, professional, and social opportunities for students. It is personally rewarding when we are able to work with students and find a way for each student to fulfill all of their educational and professional objectives such as a double major, participation in extracurricular activities, participation in an internship, and study abroad.
Areas of Expertise
- Risk Management
- Financial Institutions
- Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions
- Fundamentals of Financial Management
- Financial Markets (graduate)
- Risk Management
- Financial Management of the Insurance Firm
- MBA, La Salle University
- B.A., La Salle University
Publication in Philadelphia CPCU ChapterGram (online):
Meeting recap of “Enterprise Risk Management” Spring 2013
Meeting recap of “Insurance and the Generational Gap – Engaging the Next Generation” Spring 2013
Meeting recap of “A View From All Sides” Fall 2012
Meeting recap of “Leadership in the Insurance Industry” Fall 2012
Publication in Conference Proceedings with Evelyn Cogan entitled “Navigating the Employment Practice Liability Exposure: A Risk Management Approach” for the 16th Annual Association for Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) International Conference October 2-4, 2008, De Paul University Conference Center. Theme: Maintaining an Ethical and Socially Responsible Workplace.
Contributed an article “Educational Enhancement Through Professional Networking: La Salle University’s Risk Management and Insurance Program” to Philadelphia ChapterGram published by the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society. December 2006 edition, Volume 40, No. 2 page 9.
Panel Discussant “Working with Trade Associations” at the 42nd Annual Gamma Iota Sigma Conference October 2013.
Panel Discussant “Insight from the Risk Management and Insurance Academic Community” SITE meeting at The Institutes May 2012
Conference Presentation with Evelyn Cogan entitled “Navigating the Employment Practice Liability Exposure: A Risk Management Approach” at the 16th Annual Association for Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) International Conference October 2-4, 2008, De Paul University Conference Center. Theme: Maintaining an Ethical and Socially Responsible Workplace.