Nicos A. Scordis, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science

Nicos A. Scordis is the John R. Cox/ACE Limited chair of Risk and Insurance. Within the University he has repeatedly won prestigious national awards for his innovative teaching and the quality of his research. His students inducted him into the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics society. Hi peers recognized him with the University’s outstanding achievement medal. When Scordis served as the chairperson to the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, he led his faculty to establish the well-regarded Masters in the Management of Risk program. Scordis has published research in prestigious academic journals that include the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of International Business Studies. His research is frequently cited in the Academy. He has written exam questions for the professional certifications of the American Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Outside the University, he works collaboratively with senior managers of both small and large organizations (including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Swiss Re, MARSH, KPMG, A.M. Best, and Moody’s Analytics). He was affiliated with Wells Canning, a consultancy to insurance companies, which has since become part of Towers Watson. Scordis often writes thought-leadership essays for respected industry publications, including Risk Management and Best’s Review. He speaks on risk and insurance topics worldwide. Scordis was sought out by the U.S. Congress for expert testimony on financial services integration. He has served on several task forces, committees, panels and editorial boards relating to risk, insurance, and finance.

Ph.D., Finance and Insurance Economics, University of South Carolina
M.B.A., Risk Management, University of Georgia
B.S., Risk and Insurance, Florida State University

Teaching Interests
Scordis uses his practical and conceptual expertise to translate complex relations and technical information at the intersection of risk, insurance, finance into easy-to-understand language. This enables his students to effectively lead in their firms.

Research Interests
Scordis investigates the risk/uncertainty dynamic in the evolving operations of insurance firms, enhancing the ability of managers to create wealth for their investors.