The App State RMI Program and Marlett Highlighted in Best's Review Magazine Campus Conversations

Dr. Marlett, Director of the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, was featured in Best’s Review Magazine’s February Edition, which focused on campus conversations about educating students to reengage and regain momentum in their academic pursuits. Dr. Marlett and the Brantley Center Staff engage students in various environments.  

In the classroom, Marlett focuses on relevance in his teaching. He emphasizes the practical implications of insurance and risk management, connecting classroom discussions to real-world events and societal challenges. By addressing contemporary issues such as the pandemic, AI and climate change, the RMI program at AppState equips students with the resilience and adaptability needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.  

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Marlett and the Brantley Center Staff actively recruit students and advocate for the importance of risk management and insurance education. Thanks to the active Brantley Board's initiatives, students receive comprehensive support, including scholarships, professional development opportunities, and experiential learning programs. 

As Marlett reflects on the past tumultuous years, he sees signs of hope and resilience among students.

You can read the article in its entirety online by navigating directly to this link

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk & Insurance Center enhances the academic experience of business students at Appalachian State University by providing space and staff to assist with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs, and helps educate the public about the insurance industry. Learn more at

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Published: Feb 7, 2024 3:25pm