Debra Dragone

Instructor of Accounting

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 016 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6818


  • MS in Accounting, University of Delaware
  • BS in Mathematics, Salisbury University, MD
  • Certified Public Accountant (MD)

Awards & Honors

  • Student Choice Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award 2005, 2010
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award 2004, 2005 and 2007
  • Faculty Advisor for Delta Sigma Pi: Colony 2006 - 2007 and Omicron Omega Chapter 2008
  • Co-Faculty Advisor of Accounting Students Association 2008 - Present
  • Secretary of Annual Convention Episcopal Diocese of Easton 2005 - Present
  • Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Consulting for Gunnip and Company, LLP
  • Fifteen years small business experience – upper management, corporate officer and board member (1987 - 2002)
  • Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer of Episcopal Diocese of Easton Board of Managers (endowment portfolio management) 2006 - Present
  • Vice Chair - Budget & Oversight Committee (known as Diocesan Council) for Episcopal Diocese of Easton, MD– 2006
  • Treasurer St. Clements Episcopal Church – 2006 to 2007


  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting

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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