Jamie Patrick Hopkins

Jamie Patrick Hopkins


Faculty Member Jamie Hopkins Landscape Photo

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

Areas of Expertise:

Business Operations, Business Planning, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care Insurance and Planning, Retirement Planning, Social Media

BA, Davidson College
JD, Villanova University School of Law
MBA, Villanova School of Business
LLM, Temple University


Jamie Patrick Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU®, RICP®, is Associate Professor of Taxation at The American College of Financial Services in the Retirement Income Program and is Co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income. He also holds the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments at The College. Teaching courses in retirement, estate planning, and life insurance, he has educated thousands of financial services professionals and continues to move the needle for retirement income planning.

Professor Hopkins is recognized as one of the leading retirement planning experts in the United States and, in 2015, was selected by InvestmentNews for its list of the top 40 financial services professionals under the age of 40. Professor Hopkins has also contributed numerous articles for periodicals including Villanova Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, and Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, and has authored articles published by the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Professor Hopkins received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Davidson College. He then attended Villanova University School of Law, where he obtained his JD and graduated with honors. He later received his MBA from the Villanova University School of Business. Professor Hopkins also holds an LLM from Temple University and two financial planning designations from The American College: the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Retirement Certified Professional® (RICP®).


FA 222 Essentials of Multiline Skills

HS 326 Planning for Retirement Needs

HS 330 Fundamentals of Estate Planning

HS 354 Sources of Retirement Income

HS 355 Managing the Retirement Income Plan