Michael Finke PhD, CFP

Professor, Frank M. Engle Chair of Economic Security Research, The American College of Financial Services

Michael Finke, Ph.D. is a Professor of wealth management and Frank M. Engle Distinguished Chair in Economic Security at The American College of Financial Services. He received a doctorate in consumer economics from the Ohio State University in 1998 and in finance from the University of Missouri in 2011. He leads the O. Alfred Granum Center for Financial Security at the American College and is a Research Fellow at the Retirement Income Institute, a member of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association Academic Advisory Council, and serves as a Trustee on the Pension Reserve Trust of Puerto Rico. He is a nationally known researcher in the areas of retirement income planning, retirement spending, life satisfaction, and cognitive aging and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the field of investment advising in 2020 and 2021 by Investment Advisor Magazine.