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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

Welcome to the Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

What is Risk Management & Insurance?

Risk Management is a process that identifies loss exposures faced by an organization and selects the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures. Students learn about insurance as a risk financing tool and are prepared to excel in today’s uncertain business environment.

Please click on the video below and meet the Department Chair for the Martin Chair of Insurance, Dr. Dave Wood!  The interview discusses the program’s #1 ranking in the country by A.M. Best.  The A.M. Best is the premier advisory association for the insurance industry.

‘Out of the Blue’

About the Chair

The Tommy Martin Chair of Insurance is named in honor of  Thomas T. “Tommy” Martin, a Murfreesboro insurance agent who was a highly successful underwriter and community leader for almost 60 years. The Martin Chair of Insurance was founded by a group of alumni and friends to upgrade and enhance the insurance curriculum at MTSU. Dr. Kenneth Hollman was essential in building the current MTSU Insurance Program from an idea to an iconic program well-respected throughout the country, and beginning in 2016, Dr. Dave Wood has made big strides in continuing the legacy of the Martin Chair by transforming the curriculum from offering a concentration in insurance to a full major of risk management and insurance.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
Rebecca Darden,
Program Coordinator