Professor & Chair, Department of Tax & Estate Planning
College for Financial Planning, Centennial, CO


Adjunct Professor of Taxation
Widger School of Law
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Chris teaches charitable gift planning in the LL.M taxation program at the Widger School of Law of Villanova University as well as wealth management courses in estate and financial planning at the College for Financial Planning.

Prior to his retirement from The American College, he was an Associate Professor of Taxation and holder of the Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions & Retirement Planning. He had primary course responsibility for Huebner School 321 Income Taxation and Irwin Graduate School 817 Personal Tax Planning, 814 Qualified Retirement Plans, 842 Executive Compensation and DP 1700 Seminar in Tax Planning and Policy for students in its PhD in Financial Planning program. Finally, Chris has designed a business succession planning program for Mass Mutual and an introduction to wealth management course for Glenmede Trust Company.

Chris has served as a member of the editorial board of Trusts & Estates magazine since September of 2014. Chris has written extensively on how to improve retirement income through philanthropic planning. In recognition of his writings on use of split-interest charitable giving in coordination with financial and retirement planning goals, Chris received from Trusts & Estates a 2017 Distinguished Author Award.

Prior to his arrival at The American College, Chris enjoyed a seventeen career as a senior development professional and executive. During his tenure as Senior Associate Vice President and Acting Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Drexel University was a five time achiever of Philanthropy 400 status awarded to the most productive development programs in the United States.

A magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Chris earned his J.D. and LL.M (Taxation) from the Widger School of Law at Villanova University where he also is a member of the Graduate Tax Program Advisory Board.

Chris is married to Lann Salyard Woehrle, MD, a retired member of the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to supporting his wife’s philanthropy in pancreatic cancer research, Chris has endowed a named scholarship at his prep school and supported two bricks and mortar campaigns each at the major gift level. Chris and Lann are members of the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute of Brain Research at MIT in Cambridge, MA where they established a research fund for investigation of psychiatric diseases.