James Benton


  Office: Grove Hall 221
Phone: 717-477-1409
Accounting Office Hours
Finance Office Hours  

Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance, Shippensburg University 

Academic Degrees 

Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Finance/International Business

Juris Doctor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Masters of Arts, Economics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Master of Taxation, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

B.S. in Accounting and Finance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL  

Research & Teaching Areas 

Federal Taxation (Individual and Business)

Personal Finance

Personal Financial Planning


Portfolio Analysis

Business and Commercial Law


Professional Experience, Leadership, Service 

US Army JAG Officer, LTC (Retired).
Founder and Managing Member, Financial Literacy Academy, LLC (July, 2005 - Present).
Serving on Financial Literacy Work Group for Frederick County Public School System.  Assisting with the development and delivery of state mandated Financial Literacy requirements for grades 9-12.
South Carolina Department of Education, Served on an Ad Hoc committee to explore and assist in drafting the policies regarding resources and standards for Financial Literacy initiative for K-12.


Certified Financial Planner
Georgia Bar
Certified Public Accountant
Personal Financial Specialist


Outstanding mentor award, Old Dominion University, 2010.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Old Dominion University, 2009.
Distinguished Professor of the Year, Lander University, 2006.