Mark Browne

Mark Browne


PhD, University of Pennsylvania–Wharton School

Mark J. Browne is the chair of the faculty of the School of Risk Management in the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. He holds the Robert Clements Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance. In addition, he is an Associate Member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Center at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and is a member of the International Research Advisory Board of the Risk and Insurance Research Center at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Prior to joining the faculty of St. John’s University, Dr. Browne held the Gerald D. Stephens CPCU Chair in Risk Management and Insurance in the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Browne has served as president of the American Risk and Insurance Association, the Risk Theory Society, and the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists. He has been awarded lifetime membership in the Risk Theory Society.

An expert on risk management, insurance, and employee benefits, he teaches courses on these topics and has consulted with businesses on issues related to them. Dr. Browne’s research has appeared in many publications, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, of which he is also an associate editor, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, the Journal of Legal Studies, and the CPCU Journal. He is regularly consulted by media and has been quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, among others. He testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs following Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Browne has received recognition for both his teaching and research with a number of awards, including the Beta Gamma Sigma Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Lawrence J. Larson Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Excellence in Teaching Award of the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Shin Award for Research Excellence from the International Insurance Society. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Huebner Fellow.