Christopher Woehrle


    A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Chris is  Assistant Professor of Taxation and the holder of The Guardian/Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.  His primary teaching responsibilities include Irwin Graduate School 817 Personal Tax Planning, 814 Qualified Retirement Plans and 842 Executive Compensation. Chris also teaches the online editions of GS 839 Planning for Philanthropic Impact, GS 849 Charitable Giving Applications and Planning, and GS 859 Gift Planning in a Nonprofit Context.

    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.

    As Vice President of Development for The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Chris led the completion of its highly successful endowment campaign creating one of the largest endowed funds for a performing arts organization. Chris also served as Director of Planned Giving for the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation during its Design for Healing campaign, one of the largest ever for a community hospital system.


  • A.B. 1979 Cornell University
  • J.D. 1982 Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M 1985 Villanova University School of Law

Courses and Seminars

  • Charitable Gift Planning

Important:  Curriculum Changes Effective Fall 2014

Tax Research and Writing (LTX-3228)  and Law Governing Tax Practice (LTX-5000)  have been consolidated to create a new course  LTX-5005 Professional Responsibility of Tax Practitioners. This new required course will be offered for the first time in Fall 2014.  LTX-3228 and LTX-5000 will no longer be offered.  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2014: If you have already taken either LTX-3228  or LTX-5000, you are not required to take this new course.  If you have previously taken Law Governing Tax Practice, you simply select another elective course in order to meet your course requirements.

Contact Us


Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
Professor Vines: 610-519-4533
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM, F until 5 PM

M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official.  Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements.