Ross A. Riskin

Ross A. Riskin


Ross Riskin

Associate Vice President of Academic Strategy

Associate Professor of Taxation

ChFC® Education Program Director

Areas of Expertise:

Accounting, College Financial Planning, Curriculum Design and Development, Education Planning, Financial Planning, Financial Planning Software & Technology, Student Loan Advising, Taxation

BS Accounting, Fairfield University
MS Taxation, Bentley University
DBA Finance, Sacred Heart University


Ross A. Riskin is the Associate Vice President of Academic Strategy, Director of the ChFC® Education Program, Associate Professor of Taxation, and the Chair of the NextGen Advisory Task Force at The American College of Financial Services. In addition to teaching courses in taxation and financial planning, Riskin’s research and professional expertise focus on tax planning with respect to college and student loan advising. He also serves as the Vice President of Riskin & Riskin, PC.

Riskin is recognized as a thought leader and expert in the areas of tax planning, college planning, and student loan advising, and he is the author of The Adviser’s Guide to Education Planning: 1st Edition, which is published by the AICPA. Riskin has presented to over 12,000 individuals through webinars, conferences, and in the classroom. He has been quoted in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, US News & World Report, The New York Times, and InvestmentNews, and has also been published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Wealth Management, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Accountancy, Tax Notes, and the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives.

In addition to being a CPA/PFS and Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC), Riskin received a bachelor of science in accounting degree from Fairfield University, a master of science in taxation degree from Bentley University, and a doctorate in finance from Sacred Heart University.


HS 300 Financial Planning: Process and Environment

HS 321 Fundamentals of Income Taxation

GS 817 Personal Income Taxation and Decision Making