David Marlett, PhD

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Department Chair

IIANC Distinguished Professor of Insurance

  • B.S., Florida State University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University

David C. Marlett is Chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian State University and holds the IIANC Distinguished Professorship. He has also served as Director of the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center. His responsibilities include administration, teaching, research, and developing strong industry relations.

David was raised in Crystal River, located on the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. After working as a commercial lines underwriter for United States Fidelity and Guaranty in Tampa, he entered the doctoral program at Florida State University in 1993. His major area of study was risk management and insurance, with a support area in finance. David completed his doctoral dissertation on residual markets and catastrophe financing programs in 1997.

David served as Editor for the CPCU eJournal for eight years and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Insurance Regulation. He has published over twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals. David was appointed by the Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly as a member of the Joint Select Study Committee on Potential Impact of Major Hurricane on the Insurance Industry in North Carolina. He also serves as an affiliated Senior Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.



Walker College of Business
3072 Raley Hall
Boone, North Carolina 28608-2037


 Walker College of Business


Chair: Dr. David Marlett
Room 3075 Raley Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2849
Fax: (828) 262-6612

Administrative Assistant:
Becky Stoddard
Phone: (828) 262-4030

Internships: Dr. Chris McNeil
Room 3059 Raley Hall
Phone: (828) 262-6243


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