Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.

Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Finance
Office: CBA 217
Phone: (330) 972-5436
Email: jbisco@uakron.edu


  • Ph.D.,Florida State University, Business Administration, April 2014
    Major Fields: Risk Management and Insurance, Support Area: Finance and Economics.
  • M.S., Florida State University, April 2008
    Major Area: Risk Management and Insurance
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, December 2005,
    Concentration: Business Administration


Professional & Academic Experience:

  • Teaching Experience
    • Instructor, Florida State University, 2011-2012
    • Teaching Assistant, Florida State University,
    • Instructor, Troy University, Fall 2012
  • Industry Experience
    • Director of Internal Controls and Internal Audit, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, 19 years.
    • Registered Principal, Farm Bureau Financial Services, 13 years.
    • Commercial Lines Account Specialist and Licensed Insurance Agent, Haas & Haas Insurance Agency, 4 years.
  • Professional Activities
    • Reviewer for Journal of Insurance Issues, September 2011
    • Reviewer for Journal of Insurance Regulation, November 2010

Professional Designations and Recognitions

  • CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), The National Alliance, 2005 to present
  • CRM (Certified Risk Manager), The National Alliance, 2008 to present


  • Director, Distance Education Alumni Board of Directors, University of Wisconsin, 2013
  • Director, Doctoral Business Students Association, Florida State University, Fall 2011 - Summer 2013
  • President, Wisconsin Federation of Insurance Companies, 2009

Research Accomplishments


  • Refereed Publications

    Bisco, Jill M., Cassandra R. Cole, and Kathleen McCullough, "Social Media and Employment Practices Liability in Recruiting and Hiring," Plus Journal, June 2013, Vol. 26 (6).
  • Non-Refereed Publications

  • Bisco, Jill M., Timothy East, Kari E Johnston, and Mark Ohlstrom, "Biloxi's Big Gamble...That Paid Off," CPCU eJournal, January 2009: pp. 1-9.
  • Research in Progress

  • Under Review
    "Case vs. Bulk: Breaking Down Loss Reserves" with Kathleen McCullough. Under review at The Journal of Risk and Insurance.

    In Progress
    • "Resisted and Denied Claims - Their Role in the Post Underwriting of Life Insurance" (solo authored - dissertation essay)
    • "Retained Asset Accounts and the Risk-Reward Tradeoff" (solo authored - dissertation essay)

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association’s “Best Doctoral Student Paper Award,” November 2013.
  • Recipient of the 2010 & 2013 Elfreda Egger Memorial Scholarship
  • 2012 Spencer Scholar
  • Recipient of the 2012 Robert T. Powell Endowed Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 2011, 2012 & 2013 Cynthia Waters Fletcher/Kristen Waters Hood Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1997 Business Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1997 UW-Richland Faculty Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1997 Lilly Hanson Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1996 Lands End Business Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1995 UW-Richland Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1995 Peter & Arlene Athanas Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa