Professor Adam Beck joined The American College in August 2013 and has since been the program champion for the Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designation. In that role, he has consulted with major insurance companies and industry associations on the implications of the Affordable Care Act, and advocated for small business brokers before the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition to his health insurance portfolio, Professor Beck is the director of the MassMutual Center for Special Needs. He is an attorney who most recently practiced law in Philadelphia and has worked for Sellers Dorsey, a national healthcare consulting firm. Previously, he was active in public policy as a staffer on two presidential campaigns and an aide to the governor of Louisiana. Beck has long been active in the disability rights community, including time at the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he was responsible for investigating violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in public accommodations. During law school, he was a legal intern with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, where he handled claims dealing with violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Professor Beck received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The George Washington University and a juris doctorate from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was a Rubin Public Interest Scholar. In his spare time, he runs a non-profit athletic league and sits on various boards.