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Edward Horwitz, PhD

Mutual of Omaha Endowed Chief Risk Officer

Associate Professor of Practice

Edward Horwitz

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Heider College of Business
Economics & Finance - Business
Graduate School
Personal Financial Planning (Graduate Certificate)
Business Administration MBA (Master's)
Enterprise Risk Management (Graduate Certificate)
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Edward Horwitz, PhD

Mutual of Omaha Endowed Chief Risk Officer

Associate Professor of Practice

Program director/developer of the Center For Risk Management, and Associate Professor of Practice in the Economics and Finance department of the Heider College of Business. A business management senior executive, with over 30 years of experience in the Financial Planning and Insurance Industry. 
Regarded as a knowledgeable and optimistic leader who brings a winning attitude and trusted confidence to all settings, from boardrooms to classrooms. Experienced in the development, implementation and coordination of new collegiate educational programs for financial planning, insurance, enterprise risk management, and financial psychology. PhD research has been focused on risk management, financial literacy and education, financial psychology, and financial behavioral change.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Planning

Research Focus

Risk Management Financial Psychology Financial Literacy & Education Behavioral Change

Department

Economics and Finance

Position

Associate Professor of Practice

Articles

  • Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning
    Horwitz, E. J., Klontz, B. T., & Zabek, F. A Financial Psychology Intervention for Increasing Employee Engagement in a Retirement Plan Meeting: Results of Three Trials. 2018
  • Journal of Financial Planning
    Klontz, B. T., & Horwitz, E. Behavioral finance 2.0: Financial psychology
    30 (5), p. 28-29 2017
  • Springer Publishing
    Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy. B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.),
    Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice, p. 570-594 2015
  • Journal of Financial Planning
    Horwitz, Edward J., Klontz, Bradley T. Understanding and Dealing with Client Resistance to Change. (cover story)
    26, p. 27-31 2013

Presentations

  • Academy of Financial Services – Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. The Effects of Financial Literacy on Retirement Preparedness Best Practice Behaviors. Horwitz & Seay 2014
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland - Understanding and Dealing with Client Resistance to Change. 2014
  • Financial Planning Association – Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Understanding and Dealing with Client Resistance to Change. Horwitz & Klontz 2012
  • What is financial therapy? Discovering the mechanisms and aspects of an emerging field. Archuleta, K.L., Burr, E., Dale, A., Canale, A., Danford, D., Rasure, E., Nelson, J., Williams, K., Schindler, K, Coffman, B., & Horwitz, E. Presentation at the annual conference of the Financial Therapy Association, Columbia, MO. (Outstanding Paper Award) 2012