Dr. Craig W. Lemoine

Dr. Craig W. Lemoine


Jarrett L. Davis Distinguished Professor of Financial Planning Technology 
Associate Professor of Financial Planning
Director of the Northwestern Mutual Granum Center for Financial Security

Areas of Expertise:

Annuities, Education Planning Issues, Financial Planning, Financial Planning Software & Technology, Insurance Planning, Investments, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance and Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management

BS, Texas Tech University
PhD, Texas Tech University


Dr. Craig Lemoine, CFP® is the Executive Director of The Center for Financial Security at The American College. He holds the Jarrett L. Davis Distinguished Professorship of Financial Planning Technology and his responsibilities include teaching a number of financial planning and case study courses at the college. Craig serves as the champion and program director of the college’s CFP® and ChFC® programs.

Since starting his career in 1998 after graduating from Texas Tech University. Craig has taken a special interest in the relationship between financial advisers utilizing technology with their clients. He has worked for PIE Technologies as a financial analyst and Lincoln Financial Advisers as a team manager and financial planner. While at Lincoln Craig participated in training insurance agents on utilizing software for estate and retirement purposes, teaching them to look beyond cash flow and into the needs of their clients.

Craig became a CFP® Professional in 2003. He has volunteered extensively with the CFP® council of examinations since 2006 and became a council member in 2010. He served as Chairman of the CFP® Council of Examinations in 2013 and received his Doctorate in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University.

Craig has previously volunteered with the Financial Planning Association and is a member of the Academy of Financial Services. Craig's research interests include compensation conflicts in financial planning, education savings strategies and annuity use with clients. He developed and designed The American College’s case study course, portions of the RICP® program and doctoral courses in financial planning.

Craig has recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and other financial publications. He is currently working with insurance and brokerage companies to prepare for Department of Labor rule changes.

In 2011 Craig settled to Havertown, PA where he lives with his lovely wife Liz, a daughter and two slightly out of control dogs. When not teaching Craig enjoys traveling, cooking and trying to stay fit.


HS 300 Financial Planning: Process and Environment

HS 311 Fund of Insurance Planning

HS 313 Individual Health Insurance

HS 314 Applications in Financial Planning I