Eleanor Craig

Supplemental Faculty

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 420 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1904


  • M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, PA
  • B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College, PA, with Honors
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Land Value Taxes and Wilmington, DE: A Case Study," State Tax Notes, Vol. 31, Number 5, Feb 2, 2004.
  •, monthly commentary on current economic events, 1998-2001.

Awards & Honors

  • Board of Directors, SunTrust Delaware Affiilates, 2008-present
  • Research Associate, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2005-2011.
  • Visiting Professor, International School of Business, Jonkoping, Sweden, 2001.
  • Visiting Professor, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • Visiting Professor, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Université Lumière (Lyon 2), Lyon, France, 2000.
  • Associate Chair, Dept. of Economics, University of Delaware, 1991-2001, 2005-present.
  • Economic Advisor, Pete duPont’s Presidential Campaign, 1987.
  • Board of Directors: PNC Bank, Delaware; National Tax Association, Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware; Delaware Horticultural Center
  • Board of Managers, Swarthmore College.
  • Chair, Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council,1977-85.
  • Fellowship to Executive Management Program, J F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.
  • Numerous Outstanding Teacher/Professor awards


  • Public Finance
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development

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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