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Sophia Duffy

Sophia Duffy


Faculty Member Sophia Duffy Landscape Photo

Assistant Professor of Business Planning

Areas of Expertise:

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

JD, Temple University
BS, Rutgers University


Sophia Duffy is Dean of Academics and Assistant Professor of Business Planning at The American College of Financial Services. In her role as Academic Dean, Professor Duffy oversees all Academic projects and course revisions, determines curriculum and academic policy matters, maintains a network of highly qualified faculty and adjunct instructors, and monitors the quality of teaching and faculty course development.  She also works with the live delivery team to identify staffing needs for courses, and she oversees the department budgets.

Professor Duffy teaches in both the Huebner School and the Irwin Graduate School. She began her academic career at The College in 2012, and continues as instructor of GS 803 Financial Statement and Business Valuation Analysis and GS 950 Business Law, Compliance, Benefits, and Social Responsibility.

In 2015, Professor 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, Sophia 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).


GS 803R Financial Statements and Business Valuation Analysis (Residency)

HS 314 Applications in Financial Planning I

HS 319 Applications in Financial Planning II

HS 321 Fundamentals of Income Taxation

HS 347 Contemporary Applications in Financial Planning