Mark J. Browne

Robert Clements Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, Tobin College of Business at St. John's University

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.

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. He has also provided expert testimony in a number of matters related to insurance. He testified before the U.S. Senate committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs following Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Browne’s research has appeared in many publications, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, 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 is a recipient of the Shin Award for Research Excellence from the International Insurance Society.

He received his bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Huebner Fellow.