Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Nonnie Burnes says she is resigning next week to become a senior university fellow at Northeastern University.
Burnes will teach a course on regulatory reform at the university. She is a trustee at the university, and she earned her law degree there.
Joseph Murphy, now first deputy commissioner, will serve as acting commissioner, a spokesman for the insurance Massachusetts Division of Insurance says
Gov. Deval Patrick, D, appointed Burnes in 2007.