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Ross A. Riskin

Ross A. Riskin


Ross Riskin

Assistant Professor of Taxation

CFP® Program Director

Larry R. Pike Chair for Insurance and Investments

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
Candidate - DBA Finance, Sacred Heart University


Ross A. Riskin is Assistant Professor of Taxation, CFP® Program Director, and the Larry R. Pike Chair for Insurance and Investments at The American College of Financial Services. In addition to teaching courses in taxation and financial planning, Professor 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.

Professor Riskin is recognized as a leading expert in the areas of 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 (Winter 2018 Release). Professor Riskin has presented to over 10,000 individuals through webinars, conferences, and in the classroom, and has been quoted in media outlets such as Forbes, US News, WalletHub, Journal of Accountancy, and CPA Practice Advisor.

He received the 2017 CPA Practice Advisor “40 Under 40 Award,” the 2016 CTCPA Accounting Educator of Excellence Award, the 2015 AICPA Personal Financial Planning Standing Ovation Award, and the 2015 CTCPA New and Young Professionals to Watch Award. In addition to being a CPA/PFS and Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC), Professor Riskin received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Fairfield University, a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Bentley University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Finance Degree at Sacred Heart University.


HS 321 Income Taxation

GS 817 Personal Tax Planning