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  • Dr. Craig Lemoine, CFP® is the Executive Director of The Center for Financial Security at The American College. He holds the Jarrett L. Davis Distinguished Professorship of Financial Planning Technology and his responsibilities include teaching a number of financial planning and case study courses at the college. Craig serves as the champion and program director of the college’s CFP® and ChFC® programs.

    Since starting his career in 1998 after graduating from Texas Tech University. Craig has taken a special interest in the relationship between financial advisers utilizing technology with their clients. He has worked for PIE Technologies as a financial analyst and Lincoln Financial Advisers as a team manager and financial planner. While at Lincoln Craig participated in training insurance agents on utilizing software for estate and retirement purposes, teaching them to look beyond cash flow and into the needs of their clients.

    Craig became a CFP® Professional in 2003. He has volunteered extensively with the CFP® council of examinations since 2006 and became a council member in 2010. He served as Chairman of the CFP® Council of Examinations in 2013 and received his Doctorate in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University.

    Craig has previously volunteered with the Financial Planning Association and is a member of the Academy of Financial Services. Craig's research interests include compensation conflicts in financial planning, education savings strategies and annuity use with clients. He developed and designed The American College’s case study course, portions of the RICP® program and doctoral courses in financial planning.

    Craig has recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and other financial publications. He is currently working with insurance and brokerage companies to prepare for Department of Labor rule changes.

    In 2011 Craig settled to Havertown, PA where he lives with his lovely wife Liz, a daughter and two slightly out of control dogs. When not teaching Craig enjoys traveling, cooking and trying to stay fit.
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)