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Dr. C.W. Copeland

Dr. C.W. Copeland


Assistant Professor of Insurance

Areas of Expertise:

Individual Insurance, Life Insurance Products

BS, Tuskegee University
MS, Georgia Tech
PhD, University of Georgia


Dr. C. W. Copeland is Assistant Professor of Insurance at The American College of Financial Services, where he conducts scholarly research in behavioral economics and teaches professional and graduate-level courses in insurance and financial planning. Additionally, Dr. Copeland coordinates and develops materials for The College’s Financial Services Certified Professional® (FSCP®) program.

Dr. Copeland is the author of Financial Services Overview: The Practicum, editor of McGill’s Life Insurance, co-author of Applications in Financial Planning II, co-editor of Essentials of Life Insurance Products, and co-editor of Essentials of Disability Income Insurance, all published by The American College. He also writes articles for Advisor Today, a national magazine for the financial services industry, and is a regular guest on radio and television shows across the country where he addresses audiences on financial planning strategies.

Prior to joining The College in 2013, Dr. Copeland served for 13 years as an adjunct professor in the School of Business at Clark-Atlanta University and for 18 years as an instructor with R. S. Thomas Training Associates, providing pre-licensing training and continuing education and business development advice for financial services professionals. He has over 20 years of industry experience as a financial planner, coordinating the efforts of attorneys, tax advisors, employee benefits coordinators, estate and business planners, and pension managers for the benefit of his clients. He holds numerous licenses and registrations (Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee) in the areas of investments and insurance.

Dr. Copeland received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University, his Master of Science degree from Georgia Tech and doctorate from the University of Georgia.


FA 257 Essentials of Life Insurance Products

FP 99 Financial Services Practicum

HS 323 Individual Life Insurance