Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.
Mr. Brinker is responsible for teaching and course development in the College's Irwin Graduate School and Huebner School programs.
Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, ChFC®, CFE, AEP, is an adjunct professor of taxation at The American College, where he is responsible for teaching and course development in the College's Irwin Graduate School and Huebner School programs. He also is a professor of accounting at Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where he coordinates the accounting programs in the Department of Business/Health Administration and Economics. In addition to serving at The American College and Arcadia University, Mr. Brinker is an adjunct professor of taxation at Philadelphia University.
Prior to receiving his appointment at Arcadia University, he served as an adjunct professor of accounting and taxation throughout the Philadelphia area, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs of Saint Joseph's University, West Chester University, and Widener University. He has received awards for teaching excellence, including the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, and lectures primarily in the financial accounting and individual tax areas.
Mr. Brinker also is a tax consultant to a suburban Philadelphia CPA firm. His practice concentrates on tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses. Prior to co-founding his firm, Mr. Brinker was a member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company.
A graduate of Saint Joseph's University, where he graduated cum laude, Mr. Brinker also holds master's degrees in taxation (MST) and accounting (MSA) from Widener University, a juris doctorate in international law from Columbia Pacific University, and an LLM in international taxation from Regent University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Brinker completed course work at the University of Sarasota toward the degree of doctor of business administration in accounting.
He has published articles in numerous journals, including The Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, and The Journal of Financial Service Professionals.