School of Business

Joel Gold

Professor Emeritus of Finance

Office Location

113 Luther Bonney

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2020




Academic Degrees

  • C.F.P., Certified Financial Planner Professional Designation 2003
  • Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Florida State University 1990
  • M.S., Education, University of Southern Maine 1982
  • M.B.A., Finance Major from Bernard M. Baruch College 1972
  • B.B.A., Marketing, Pace University 1968



Areas of Expertise


  • Personal financial planning
  • Investment planning

Media Talking Points:

  • Personal financial planning

Professional Activity

Dr. Gold has extensive private-sector experience as a financial consultant. He is a fee-only certified financial planner, d/b/a The GOLD Company in Portland. He holds a number of professional certifications and licenses, amongst them, the N.A.S.D. Series 7 license, the S.E.C. Registered Investment Advisor license in Maine, Life and Health Certification, and Series 63 license. Professor Gold has given numerous speeches in financial and investment matters before the public, including businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He has served as a financial-affairs columnist for the newspaper and as a television host. He is currently the host of the weekly radio program, "Financially Speaking."