Mary A. Weiss

Elmer R. Deaver Professorship

  • Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management
Office: Alter Hall 624
Phone: 215.204.1916

Mary A. Weiss, Ph.D. is Deaver Professor of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management at the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University. She is a Past President of the premier insurance academic organization in the U.S., the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) and the prestigious Risk Theory Society.

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Dr. Weiss is Editor of Risk Management and Insurance Review and a Co-Editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Her research, consisting of over 30 articles, has focused on financial services conglomeration, efficiency measurement of insurers, no-fault automobile insurance, reinsurance, regulation, and underwriting cycles. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Business, Management Science, The Journal of Financial Intermediation, The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, and Contingencies. Her articles have received awards from The Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and The Journal of Financial Intermediation. Mary has made numerous research presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Risk and Insurance Association. Her research also has been presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Brookings Institution, the Casualty Actuarial Society, Risk Theory Society, the Financial Management Association, the Western Economic Association, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Atlantic Economic Society, the Allied Social Sciences Association, and at conferences sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and New York. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of Temple University since 1986. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Wharton School (2004-2006) and was selected as 2004 Distinguished Huebner Alumnus, Huebner Foundation, Wharton School. She served as a Distinguished Scholar at the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy & Research (a think tank) in 2009-2010.