Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.

Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Finance
Office: CBA 226
Phone: (330) 972-5436
Email: jbisco@uakron.edu


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

Professional & Academic Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Akron. (August 26, 2014 - Present).
  • 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


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Bisco, J., McCullough, K. (2017). Retained Asset Accounts and Creditor Reactions to A.M. Best Changes. Risk Management and Insurance Review, 20(3), 277-307.
  • Bisco, J. (in press). Denied and Resisted Claims: Recommended Changes to Schedule F. Journal of Insurance Regulation.
  • Bisco, J., Cole, C. (in press). State-Based Retirement Plans - Why or Why Not? Journal of Insurance Regulation.
  • Bisco, J., Cole, C., Karl, J. B. (2017). Effect of Government Run Healthcare on the Salary of Nursing Professionals in the US. Journal of Insurance Issues, 40(2), 215-246.
  • Bisco, J., Marzen, C. (2016). Banking Without Guarantees? Public Policy Considerations Concerning Insurance Company Retained Asset Accounts. Baltimore Law Review, 46(1).
  • Bisco, J., McCullough, K., Nyce, C. (in press). Post-Claim Underwriting and the Verification of Insured Information: Evidence from the Life Insurance Industry. The Journal of Risk and Insurance.
  • Bisco, J., McCullough, K., Cole, C. (2013). Social Media and Employment Practices Liability in Recruiting and Hiring. Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) Journal, 26(6), 1, 5–6.

Journal Articles

  • Bisco, J., East, T., Johnston, K., Ohlstrom, M. (2009). Biloxi’s Big Gamble ... That Paid Off. CPCU eJournal, 62(1), 1–9.

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Service Excellence Award, College of Business Administration, The University of Akron. (May 2018).
  • Finance Advisory Board Research Award, CBA Finance Department Advisory Board. (March 2018).
  • Finance Advisory Board Research Award, CBA Finance Department Advisory Board. (March 2017).
  • 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