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Meet our faculty.

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

President and CEO Robert R. Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Investments

Michale Finke Chief Academic Officer

Chief Academic Officer

Professor Jamie Hopkins

Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments
Associate Professor of Taxation
Co-Director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income

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

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 C.W. Copeland

Assistant Professor of Insurance

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

Julie Ragatz Director of the Cary M Maguire Center for Ethics

Charles Lamont Post Chair of Ethics and the Professions
Assistant Professor of Ethics
Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services

Professor Christopher Woehrle

Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning
Associate Professor of Taxation

Professor Walt Woerheide

Frank M. Engle Distinguished Chair in Economic Security Research
Professor of Investments

Faculty Member Jocelyn Wright

State Farm® Chair in Women and Financial Services
Director of The American College State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services
Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies


Shield Holder

Adjunct Professor of Management

David Blanchett

Adjunct Professor of Wealth Management

Faculty Member Thomas Brinker Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Taxation

Faculty Member Michael Davidson

Adjunct Professor of Agency Excellence

Ted Digges

Adjunct Professor of Management and Leadership

Faculty Member James Gulezian

Adjunct Professor of Leadership

Professor Allen McLellan

Adjunct Professor of Insurance

Professor Glenn Stevick Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Insurance

Faculty Member Sandra Timmerman

Adjunct Professor of Gerontology

Assistant Director of the CLF® Program
Adjunct Professor of Management