Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

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  • Constance J. Fontaine, JD, LLM, CLU®, ChFC®, holds the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments at The American College, where she is an associate professor of taxation. Her responsibilities include development of texts and courses in estate planning in the College's designation and graduate programs. These courses include HS 330 Fundamentals of Estate Planning, for which she played a major role in developing the course's video review, the first in the College's history.

    Professor Fontaine also has participated in examination development for numerous courses at the College, and is a contributing author to The Financial Services Guide to The State of the Art, Financial Planning 2000, and Financial Planning: The New Century.

    Professor Fontaine received her BS degree from Beaver College; her JD degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law; and her LLM in taxation from Villanova University School of Law. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations and is currently qualified under the Professional Achievement in Continuing Education (PACE) Recertification Program.

    Professor Fontaine is an adjunct associate professor at St. Joseph's University, teaching tort law; corporation law; and wills, trusts, and estate administration in the paralegal program. She also has taught business law as a adjunct professor at Widener University. She also has appeared on segments of "Money Matters," a financial planning feature of Nation's Business Today.

    Professor Fontaine is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Tax, Real Property and Probate Sections; the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi; and The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.
Programs of Study
Centers of

Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)