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Journal of Insurance Regulation

Oct. 12, 2023

Announcing New Co-Editors for The Journal of Insurance Regulation

The NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research is pleased to announce the appointment of new co-editors for the Journal of Insurance Regulation (JIR). Dr. Jill Bisco of Illinois State University and Dr. Stephen Fier of Virginia Commonwealth University will take the helm of the JIR beginning in January 2024.

We are grateful to our outgoing co-editors, Dr. Cassandra Cole and Dr. Kathleen McCullough of Florida State University, for over 10 years of dedicated stewardship of the JIR. Their unwavering commitment and editorial expertise have contributed significantly to the Journal's reputation as a leading source of scholarly insights within the field of insurance regulation. Their contributions will be remembered and valued by the entire editorial board and our readership.

 As we express our heartfelt gratitude to Cassandra and Kathleen, we are happy to welcome Jill Bisco and Stephen Fier as our new co-editors. They bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of insurance regulation, and we have every confidence that they will continue to uphold the Journal's tradition of excellence.

About Dr. Jill Bisco:

Dr. Jill Bisco is an Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) in the College of Business at Illinois State University. Prior to joining the faculty at the university, she taught RMI courses for 8 years at The University of Akron. She also spent 24 years in the insurance industry in Wisconsin – both in the agency and corporate settings. Dr. Bisco’s research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Journal of Insurance Issues, Journal of Financial Services Professionals, Baltimore Law Review, PLUS Journal, and the CPCU eJournal. She holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), the Certified Risk Manager (CRM), the Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM), and the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designations.  Dr. Bisco serves as president of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association and is a member of The Academy Board for the National Alliance for Insurance Education.  She is also a past president of the Wisconsin Federation of Insurance Companies. Dr. Bisco received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance from Florida State University.

About Dr. Stephen Fier:

Dr. Stephen Fier is an Associate Professor of Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He joined the faculty in the Fall of 2023 after spending the previous 12 years at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Fier’s research has been published in leading finance and risk management and insurance (RMI) scholarly journals, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the North American Actuarial Journal, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, the Journal of Insurance Issues, and the Journal of Insurance Regulation. Dr. Fier earned his Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance at Florida State University in 2011, he holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Insurance Data Analytics (AIDA) designations, and he is an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. Dr. Fier currently serves as the first vice president of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association and is an active member of the American Risk and Insurance Association.


About The Journal of Insurance Regulation:

The Journal of Insurance Regulation is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the advancement of research in regulatory and public policy issues in insurance. The JIR, founded in 1982, strives to connect state insurance regulators with high-quality research in the regulatory arena. With a commitment to rigorous academic standards and the dissemination of cutting-edge research, the Journal serves as a valuable resource for academics, practitioners, and policymakers in the insurance industry. For more information, please visit

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.