BRYN MAWR, Pa., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services today announced the appointment of Dr. Ajamu ("AJ") Loving as the Director of Academic Partnerships and Assistant Professor of Financial Planning. Dr. Loving, who earned his PhD in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, will lead The College's new initiative to establish closer connections with financial planning and risk and insurance programs at other colleges and universities.
"Dr. Loving's work reflects a new direction for The American College," said Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of The American College. "He is the perfect ambassador to promote our graduate degrees and designations and to ensure that our partners have access to The College's world-class curriculum and content."
"I believe that quality financial service hinges upon a lifelong commitment to education among its professionals," said Dr. Loving. "I also believe that the American College, partnering with other institutions of higher learning, will be able to deliver that education in an impactful, elegant, value-added way. I'm excited to be a part of shaping the future of our noble profession."
Prior to his appointment at The American College, Dr. Loving was Assistant Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He served as Chairman of the Learning and Teaching committee and was responsible for coordinating business program academic assessment for the University (SACS) as well as the College of Business (AACSB). He was responsible for redesigning the assessment process for the COB to successfully retain AACSB status. The committee also oversaw the management of curriculum for college and implemented changes to keep the academic programs current and challenging. Dr. Loving taught courses in Personal Finance, Investments, Derivatives, and Corporate Finance, and served as the departmental undergraduate advisor for students. He has published articles in The Review of Black Political Economy, The Journal of Housing and The Built Environment, and GSTF Business Review. His research focuses primarily on wealth building in minority populations. Before academia, Dr. Loving was a financial consultant at LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America) in Chicago IL. He worked in a bank branch providing investment and insurance advice to bank clientele and seminars for the community and surrounding businesses.
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
SOURCE The American College of Financial Services