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  • JAMIE P. HOPKINS, ESQ., MBA, LLM, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP® is an associate professor of taxation at The American College in the Retirement Income program, and he is the co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income. He also holds the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments at The American College. As a professor at the College, he teaches courses in retirement, estate planning and life insurance. Through his role at The American College, he has educated thousands of financial service professionals and continues to move the needle for retirement income planning. His major course responsibilities are with the RICP(R) program, HS 326 Planning for Retirement Needs, and HS 330 Fundamentals of Estate Planning.
    Professor Hopkins is considered one of the leading retirement planning experts in the United States and has been selected by InvestmentNews as one of the top 40 financial service professionals under the age of 40 in 2015. Professor Hopkins has also been published in numerous periodicals, including Journal of Financial Planning, Villanova Law Review, Nebraska Law Review and Hastings Journal of Science and Technology Law, and has authored articles published by the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
    Professor Hopkins received his B.A. in political science at Davidson College, where he was captain of the Division I Men’s Varsity Swim Team. He then attended Villanova School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. and graduated with honors. Later he received his MBA from Villanova University Business School. Professor Hopkins also holds his LLM from Temple University and three financial planning designations: the CLU®, ChFC(R), and RICP®.

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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)