Welcome to the Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

Dr. Dave Wood has been appointed the new holder of the Martin Chair of Insurance.


The insurance profession is a lucrative and expanding industry. With an estimated 400,000 opening by 2020, the insurance industry has something to offer everyone. Whether you are interested in risk management, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, actuarial sciences, data analytics, human resources, marketing or just about anything else, an insurance background can help you gain the knowledge and discipline needed to fulfill your dreams.

The Economics and Finance Department has recently revised the curriculum and now offers students a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance. The program also allows students the opportunity to earn up to 2 credits towards their CPCU designation.

For more information about the Risk Management and Insurance Major or Minor please contact Dr. Dave Wood at Dave.Wood@mtsu.edu or (615) 898-2813. Please visit our offices and student engagement area located on the third floor of the Business and Aerospace Building N330.

 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.


Dr. Dave Wood

Dr. Dave Wood











Tommy Martin

Mr. Tommy Martin