Business and Economics

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Eric Parnell

Eric Parnell is an Instructor in the Department of Business and Economics.  Prior to joining Ursinus, he taught for nearly a decade at West Chester University.  Eric holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation and an M.S. in Finance from Drexel University.  He also graduated from Dickinson College with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics.  Eric is also member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Beyond his service at Ursinus, Eric is the Founder & Director of Gerring Capital Partners.  He previously served as the Director of Investment Communications at SEI Investments and as an Economist at Moody’s Analytics. Currently, Eric is the director of the Finance Scholars Program at Ursinus College


Business and Economics


  • Dickinson College, B.A. & B.S.
  • Drexel University, M.S.F.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst ®  designation administered by the CFA Institute


  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Business Statistics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Scholars Tutorial
  • Investments

Professional Experience

Gerring Capital Partners, Founder and Director

Recent Work

Certain African Markets Will Replace The BRIC Markets As The Next Great Global
Investment Opportunity, C.F.A. Magazine

Portfolio Managers Make the Market More Efficient,C.F.A. Magazine 

What The Crisis in Ukraine Means for U.S. Stocks?, Barrons