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Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

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  • John Whitham, MLIS, MSIS, is head of Library Services at The American College of Financial Services. His focus is to extend usability of The College’s research resources to online students, providing increased access to industry news, reports and data over the Web. He is responsible for organizing and developing The College’s digital library resources and curating digital collections about the history of The College. His expertise brings The College’s library into greater alignment with the highest standard of university technology and digitization initiatives with the goal of establishing it as a technology and digitization leader.

    John also serves as Assistant Vice President of the Academic Division’s Centers of Excellence and Organizational Outreach. In this role, he provides strategic vision and direction in the areas of knowledge management, content development and communications. He directs the planning, development and implementation of outcomes-based strategies for Center activities and collaboration, academic content generation and faculty/expert media relations.

    John received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude.  He holds dual Master of Science degrees in Information Science and Information Systems from Drexel University, where he was inducted into the International Honor Society for Computing and Information Disciplines.
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)