Our Mission

Our mission is to provide highly credible information and research insight on risk management to various stakeholders that contribute to the economic development of Alabama – including consumers, policymakers, insurance companies, intermediaries, trade groups, and others. We achieve this mission by focusing on the following four areas:

  • Industry collaboration and innovation
  • Consumer education and community outreach
  • Academic leadership and engagement
  • Research and information repositories

Meet Our Staff

Sebastian Awondo

Associate Researcher
Phone: (205) 348-7146
Email: snawondo@culverhouse.ua.edu

Lawrence Powell

Phone: (205) 348-4498
Email: lars.powell@culverhouse.ua.edu

Boyi Zhuang

Associate Researcher
Phone: (205) 348-0756
Email: bzhuang@culverhouse.ua.edu

Renee Carter

Assistant Research Professional
Phone: (205) 348-4513
Email: drcarter3@culverhouse.ua.edu or thecartergroup.renee@gmail.com

Elizabeth “Betsy” Myers

Project Coordinator
Phone: (205) 348-2071
Email: elmyers@culverhouse.ua.edu

Laura Myers

Sr. Research Specialist and Resilience Director
Phone: (205) 348-4513
Email: laura.myers@ua.edu

Contact Us


1500 Greensboro Avenue

Box 870397

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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(205) 348-4513