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Kurt Cornfield

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Discipline: Financial Planning


  • M.S. in Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning
  • B.S., Taylor University
  • Holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner
  • Qualified Kingdom Advisor


Professor Cornfield has held various positions in the financial services industry and continues to serve as the Director of Student and Emerging Advisors for Kingdom Advisors. Kingdom Advisors is an organization of Christian financial advisors who agree to intentionally integrate what God’s word says about money and finances into their own lives and teach this to their client/students. After beginning his career at Morgan Stanley in 1984, he spent 24 years at Merrill Lynch, retiring in 2018. Over the course of his career, he developed a deep passion for holistic financial planning, focusing on incorporating biblical wisdom into his advice. Kurt was instrumental in developing the first CFP Board-registered program that integrated biblical wisdom into the coursework. Through this program, graduates of Liberty’s program are prepared to pursue both the Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Kingdom Advisor™ designations. Kurt is passionate about encouraging all students and emerging advisors to pursue biblical wisdom in their advising careers.