Director of Actuarial Studies
Dr. James W. Daniel, A.S.A.

UT-Austin Distinguished Teaching Professor,
The Paul V. Montgomery
Centennial Memorial Professor
of Actuarial Mathematics


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Mailing address:
Mathematics Department, C1200
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0257

Physical location:
RLM 11.174
11th floor, R. L. Moore Building, southeast corner of Speedway and Dean Keeton Street (formerly 26th Street)

Office hours:
MTWTh 9-11 during the fall and spring semesters, or make an appointment, or just drop in and take your chances

FAX 512/471-9038
e-mail as


  • Fall 2006
  • M339U = M389U: Actuarial contingent payments I
  • M339V = M389V: Actuarial contingent payments II
  • Spring 2006
  • M449P = M389P: actuarial statistical estimates
  • M339U = M389U: Actuarial contingent payments I


    Jim Daniel became Director of Actuarial Studies when the program moved to the Mathematics Department from the Finance Department in 1989. Although his main activity is now undergraduate teaching, he previously was very active in research (primarily in numerical optimization and the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations) and in academic administration (former UT-Austin Faculty Senate Chair, former Mathematics Department Chair).

    "I attended a tiny, men-only, liberal arts college (600 total students in my day!) where the faculty's emphasis was on working with students. I try now to make the Actuarial Studies Program have some of the feel that I experienced in college, despite the size of The University. My wife Ann and I take great pleasure in getting to know the students and watching them mature, find jobs, and develop their careers and lives."

    In Spring 2005, he was named to UT-Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.


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