Sophia Duffy

Sophia Duffy


Faculty Member Sophia Duffy Landscape Photo

Associate Vice President of Curriculum Quality

Associate Professor of Business Planning


Areas of Expertise:

Accounting, Business Planning, Compliance, Estate Planning, Individual Income Tax Planning, Special Needs Planning

BS, Rutgers University
JD, Temple University


Sophia Duffy is Associate Vice President of Curriculum Quality, as well as an Associate Professor of Business Planning, at The American College of Financial Services. Duffy teaches in both the Huebner School and the Irwin Graduate School. She began her academic career at The College in 2012, and remains an instructor for a number of classes.

In 2015, Duffy was appointed Interim Chief Academic Officer, directing all matters relating to the Academic unit during the nine-month CAO recruitment and appointment phase. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Dean of Business Affairs, with overall responsibility for sourcing and coordinating all academic projects and products for The College, overseeing the Examinations Department, and managing expenditures within the Academic Affairs Department.

Prior to joining The College, Duffy was a senior auditor for several years, providing audit and compliance oversight for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aramark, and the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2012, and her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from Rutgers University in 2002. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


HS 321 Fundamentals of Income Taxation

HS 330 Fundamentals of Estate Planning

HS 331 Planning for the Business Owner and Professional

GS 803 Financial Statements and Business Valuation Analysis

GS 950 Law, Compliance, Benefits,and Social Responsibility