Brian Greenstein

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 222 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4226


Research Interests:

  • Taxation of Financial Instruments
  • Capitalization Requirements
  • Compensation


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Houston, TX
  • M.B.A., Accounting, Tulane University, LA
  • B.A., English, University of Pennsylvania


  • “The Search for Undisclosed Assets: Using Tax Returns When Investigating Divorce Settlements (with J. Wragge), forthcoming in Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting. 
  • “Prenuptial Agreements: An Effective Tax and Financial Planning Tool” (with L. Johnson), Journal of Forensic Accounting, Special Supplement Forensic Accounting In Matrimonial Divorce Engagements Volume II, 2009, p. 27-42.

Awards & Honors

  • President, Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Accounting Association (2007-2009)
  • Distinguished Graduate Faculty Teaching Award - Drexel University (1992)
  • Houston Accounting Foundation Fellowship (1986)
  • AICPA - Faculty National Tax Education Program
  • Discussion Leader - State CPA Societies
  • Contract Instructor - Internal Revenue Service
  • KPMG - Tax Department
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Tax Department


  • Taxation
  • Financial Statement Analysis

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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