Faculty at the College are not only experts in their respective areas of financial planning, they are also active in the development, administration, and delivery of the College’s programs.  Click each professor’s bio to view a short introduction video on YouTube.


Feel free to e-mail our professors any topic or specific course-related questions you might have. In addition to our resident professors, the College is also home to more than 40 industry expert adjunct professors.

Jim Pasztor, MPASSM, MSF, CFP®

Vice President, Academic Affairs | Professor

Dr. Jesse B. Arman, Ph.D., ChFC

Chair Graduate Degree Programs/Professor

Michael B. Cates, MS, CFP®

Associate Professor

Cindy Shnaider, MSF

Associate Professor

Kristen MacKenzie, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®


David Mannaioni, MS, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CFP®


Craig Kinnunen, CFP®

Associate Professor

Jennifer N. Coombs, CRPC®

Associate Professor

Michael Angell, CFP®,EA

Associate Professor

College Full-Time Faculty

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, and CFP (with flame logo)® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The College for Financial Planning does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM or CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an education requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements. Earnings amounts and increases cited relate to individuals already employed in the financial services industry.  They do not constitute guarantees of future results.


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