Meet our faculty.

A faculty of dozens of global thought leaders who have built a reputation not just as academics, but as practitioners.

Michale Finke Chief Academic Officer

Chief Academic Officer

Professor Wade Pfau

Professor of Retirement Income

Professor Sophia Duffy, Associate Dean

Academic Dean
Assistant Professor of Business Planning

Professor David Littell

Joseph E. Boettner Chair in Research
Professor of Taxation

Professor Benjamin Cummings

Associate Professor of Behavioral Finance

Glenn Boseman Dean of the Master Degree Programs

Roger Hull—James S. Bingay Chair of Leadership
Professor of Leadership

Professor Philip Cubeta

Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy
Assistant Professor of Philanthropy

Professor Gerald Herbison

Assistant Professor of Management
Director of the CLF® Program

Professor Ted Kurlowicz

Charles E. Drimal Professor of Estate Planning
Professor of Taxation

Professor Kevin Lynch

Faculty Instructor

Professor Melisande McCrae

Executive Director, New York Life Doctoral Program
Assistant Professor, Educational Evaluation and Research 

Professor Kirk Okumura

Academic Director, Financial Services Certified Professional® (FSCP®) Program

Ross Riskin

Assistant Professor of Taxation
CFP® Program Director


David Blanchett

Adjunct Professor of Wealth Management

Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning
Director, MassMutual Center for Special Needs

Faculty Member Michael Davidson

Adjunct Professor of Agency Excellence

Ted Digges

Adjunct Professor of Management and Leadership

Randy Gardner, Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor of Financial Planning

Faculty Member James Gulezian

Adjunct Professor of Leadership

Kelsey LeFavour, Adjunct Professor of Special Needs Planning

Adjunct Professor of Special Needs Planning

Lesley Mehalick, Adjunct Professor at The American College

Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning

Adjunct Professor Steve Parrish

Co-Director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income

Adjunct Professor of Advanced Planning

Dr. Jim Peterson, Adjunct Professor of Ethics at The American College

Adjunct Professor of Ethics