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Charles Chaffin

Overseer, CFP Board

Dr. Charles Chaffin arrived at CFP Board in March 2010, where he provides guidance and oversight to the 380 CFP Board Registered Programs. His educational background has focused upon teaching pedagogy, curriculum and instruction, educational and cognitive psychology, learner assessment, and higher education administration. He has taught all levels of learners, from elementary school, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral studies through a variety of instructional platforms. Dr. Chaffin has worked with a variety of colleges and universities in developing and revising curricula to enhance student achievement in both degree and non-degree programs of study. He has published several papers that have focused upon the cognitive workload of learners in different task settings, reflective practice, and best practices in higher education curriculum and instruction, both within Education as well as within financial planning.


  • Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.M., University of Michigan
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University