Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Richard Corbett, PhD

  • Richard Corbett, PhD
    PhD, Insurance, Georgia State University
    MBA, Finance, Georgia State University
    BBA, Insurance, Georgia State University
    BA, Sociology, Georgia State University
    Visiting Professor, Finance

    Personal Bio

    Richard B. Corbett is the Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company Professor in The College of Business at Florida State University. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for a life insurance company and then earned the MBA and PhD degrees from Georgia State University. He has also taught at The University of Texas at Austin, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, The University of Iowa, and Seattle University. He has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations.

    Dr. Corbett has taught a variety of courses in both the property and liability and life and health insurance areas. He was director of Master's Programs in The College of Business at FSU and was the advisor to RMI PhD students for fourteen years. He has taught in a variety of educational venues, including being an invited lecturer at the Instituto Nacional de Seguros in San Jose, Costa Rica. He taught the "Fundamentals of Insurance" course for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) for twenty-two years. He taught agent education schools for both national agents' associations, and in 1994 the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents named Dr. Corbett "Insurance Educator of the Year".

    Dr. Corbett has a substantial publication record and has published in the top journals is risk management and insurance. He has presented numerous papers at professional conferences and has spoken to many industry and community groups. His current research interests are in retirement planning and in residual property insurance markets. He has also worked as a consultant and expert witness in the areas of insurance and risk management. Prof. Corbett currently chairs the Risk Management Advisory Committee for the City of Tallahassee. He is a member of the ARM Advisory Committee for the Insurance Institute of America. He is a Past President of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. Dr. Corbett twice co-chaired the United Way Campaign at Florida State University. He has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and for Cobb Middle School and a middle school "Brain Bowl" moderator in Tallahassee. In an earlier life, he performed for four years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.