Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.

Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Finance
Office: CBA 217
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

  • 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


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.

Awards and Honors

  • 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