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Sheldon Pollack

Professor of Accounting and MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 216 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1803
Email: pollack@udel.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Cornell University, NY
  • J.D., Law School, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of Rochester, NY

Publications

  • "Revenge of the 80th Congress," 129 Tax Notes 819 (November 15, 2010).
  • War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State (Cornell University Press, 2009).
  • "Constitutional Interpretation from Two Perspectives: Canada and the United States” in Liberal Constitutionalism in Canada and the United States, Stephen L. Newman, ed. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004).
  • “Graduate Students, Unions, and Brown University,” (with Daniel V. Johns) 20 The Labor Lawyer 243-56 (Fall 2004).
  • “Tax Professionals Behaving Badly,” (with Jay A. Soled) 104 Tax Notes 201-15 (October 11, 2004).
  •  Refinancing America: The Republican Antitax Agenda (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003).
  • "PAYGO and the Politics of the Surplus," 82 Tax Notes 1035-50 (February 15, 1999).
  • “Tax Policy in the 1990s: On The Road to Nowhere,” 85 Tax Notes 1675-93 (December 27, 1999).
  • "The Politics of Taxation" in Handbook of Government Budgeting, Roy T. Meyers, ed. (San Francisco:    Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999), 332-54.
  • "Tax Treatment of Environmental Transactions," 52 Tax Lawyer 81-132 (Fall 1998).
  • "Gross Revenue From Gambling: Some Unintended Consequences," 76 Tax Notes 1455-1465 (September 15, 1997).
  • "Amortization of Intangible Assets In A Business Acquisition," 58 Taxation for Accountants 336-42 (June 1997); reprinted in 26 Taxation for Lawyers 22-28 (July/August 1997) and Tax Ideas (July 1997).
  • "Revenge of the Muckrakers," 74 Tax Notes 255-65 (April 14, 1997).
  • "Corrections to Sections 1034 and 121: Victims of the Balanced Budget," 70 Tax Notes 589-95 (January 29, 1996).
  • The Failure of U.S. Tax Policy: Revenue and Politics (University Park: Penn State Press, 1996).
  • "New Dynamics of Tax Policy?" 12 American Journal of Tax Policy 61-99 (Spring 1995).
  • "Section 108 Excluded COD Income: Are 'Windfall' Basis Adjustments Allowed?" 75 Tax Adviser 259-63 (May 1995).
  • "The Flat Tax: A Dissenting View," 67 Tax Notes 1253-56 (May 22, 1995).
  • "Consumption Taxes, Flat Taxes, And Other Tax Fantasies," 66 Tax Notes 577-84 (January 23, 1995).

Awards & Honors

  • Director, Legal Studies Program, University of Delaware, 2003 - 2009.
  • AAUP Executive Committee and Treasurer, 2003 - 2009.
  • Pre-Law Advisory Committee, University of Delaware, 1996-present.
  • Planning Committee, Delaware Tax Institute, 2006 - 2008.
  • Member: American Political Science Association (APSA), Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), National Association of Scholars (NAS).

Teaching

  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Legal Studies

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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