Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., LL.M., ChFC®, CPA

Director, MassMutual Center for Special Needs
Professor of Accounting & Executive Director of MBA Program | Arcadia University

Thomas Brinker is a Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University. He also serves as Executive Director for the MBA program and Chair for the School of Global Business. He graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Accountancy, and holds master’s degrees in Taxation and Accounting from Widener University. In addition to earning his J.D., Professor Brinker earned an LL.M. in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law, where he received the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class. He presents nationally and internationally on various tax topics, and contributes articles in such publications as The Journal of AccountancyThe Journal of International TaxationThe Tax AdviserThe CPA JournalThe Journal of Practical Estate Planning, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals. Professor Brinker lectures primarily in the financial accounting and individual tax areas, receiving recognition for teaching excellence, including the PICPA Educator of the Year Award and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Prior to co-founding his CPA firm, Mr. Brinker was a member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company. He is currently a tax consultant for the special needs community and to local CPA and law firms in the Philadelphia area. His practice concentrates on tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.