Curtis Dean

Curtis Dean

Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Actuarial Science


Room:RB 429


M.A. in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, Earlham College

Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS)
Charted Financial Analyst (CFA)

Before joining Ball State University, Gary worked for many years as a professional actuary at American States Insurance and later at SAFECO. He also managed the development of the Commercial Lines predictive modeling unit at Travelers Insurance in Hartford, CT.

Gary has been an active contributor to the professional actuarial community through the Casualty Actuarial Society. His noteworthy contributions include Chair of the Examination Committee, first Editor-in-Chief for Variance: Advancing the Science of Risk, membership on the Board of Directors, and member of the Executive Council. He was a 2014 recipient of the Matthew Rodermund Memorial Service Award for lifetime service to the actuarial profession.

Research Interests:

  • Credibility theory
  • Predictive analytics
  • Investment risk and diversification

Selected Publications:

  • "Generalized Linear Models" by Curtis Gary Dean in Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science, Cambridge University Press.
  • “Credibility” by Howard Mahler and Curtis Gary Dean in Foundations of Casualty Actuarial Science, Casualty Actuarial Society.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Intro to Mathematics 251 1 1200 - 1250 M W LB, room 261
Mathematics of Finan 651 1 1400 - 1450 T R RB, room 449
Mathematics of Finan 651 1 1400 - 1450 M F RB, room 117