Widener Economics Professor Emeritus Charles Waldauer Dead at 86

Dr. Charles Waldauer
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Dr. Waldauer was a campus leader at Widener University.

Dr. Charles Waldauer, formerly of Rose Tree and a professor emeritus of economics at Widener University, died April 10, He was 86, writes Gary Miles for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dr. Waldauer joined the Widener faculty in 1968. He earned the school’s distinguished service award and was interim dean of the school of business, head of the economics department and chairman of the department’s social sciences division.

He also taught economics at Rutgers University and the University of Delaware.

He was an authority on taxes, inflation, unemployment rates, and other economic issues.

Dr. Waldauer authored and co-authored many research papers, including examinations of sex discrimination in pay and the fiscal interdependence of local governments.

In a  2001 paper, he and two other Widener professors looked at how a college student’s choice of a college major was influenced by the parent’s occupation and socio-economic status.

Dr. Waldauer also served as treasurer and sat on the board of trustees for the Media-Upper Providence Free Library and volunteered for RSVP of Delaware County and Surrey Services.

 “He was an irreverent man with a great mind, a kind heart, and a wonderful sense of humor,” his family said.

Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer about the life of Dr. Charles Waldauer.

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