Dr. Hopkins joined the faculty at CSU full time in the fall of 2011. Prior to that time Dr. Hopkins taught financial planning courses for Kaplan Financial for six years. Before joining Kaplan, he was an Associate Professor in the Personal Financial Planning area at Texas Tech University, where he taught various Finance and Personal Financial Planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has a BS in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver. His Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance is from Texas Tech University.
Dr. Hopkins also has extensive financial planning experience. He was an Investment Advisory Representative with Amicus Advisors, an account executive with Paine Webber, and the Director of Private Placement Training for Integrated Resources Equity Corporation. He also marketed real estate investments for American Residential Properties and August Financial Corporation where he was the Senior Vice President – Marketing. Dr. Hopkins has also been a Certified Public Accountant.