University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Elaine McCrate

Elaine McCrate

Elaine McCrate, Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Associate Professor of Economics

  • Ph.D., The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.A. Ohio State University
Area of expertise

Economics of Gender and Race, Labor Economics

Contact Information

Office Hours: by appointment

Elaine McCrate: Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Economics, is a labor economist and specializes in the political economy of low-wage labor markets. She has taught WGST courses on the Economics of Gender and the Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. In the Economics Department Professor McCrate has taught Women in the U.S. Economy, Economics of Work and Family, African Americans in the U.S. Economy, Labor Economics, Labor-Management Relations, The Economics of Education, and Econometrics as well as the introductory economics theory course.

Professor McCrate has also served as a staff economist with the Center for Popular Economics, as an advisory board member of the Vermont Job Gap Study, as a member of the Vermont Women's Union, and as a consultant to the Vermont legislature on livable wages. She also co-directed a project on housing and labor markets under a grant received from the Development of Housing and Urban Development

2009 George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award Winner

The Kidder Award honors excellence in teaching each year to one faculty member. The award is given for motivating students in ways that have a lasting influence on their lives, commitment to student advising, and the ability to provoke student interest and enthusiasm and constructively influence campus life beyond the classroom. Professor McCrate is the 2009 recipient of the Kidder Award for her commitment to working with students. She believes that students can best sort through difficult issues by writing about them and dissecting and digesting the various arguments. Professor McCrate is exceptionally committed to working with students on their independent studies and honors theses, and many students have underscored the importance of her emphasis on writing to their educational and professional success.