Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

Delaware Council on Economic Education


The mission of the Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship is to promote better understanding of the role of economics, including entrepreneurship and financial education, in society to students throughout the state in the elementary and secondary grades.  This is done by providing instruction in economic principles and teaching strategies to prospective teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level.  In addition, ongoing reinforcement and enrichment courses for teachers previously trained are offered.

It is the Council's intent to maintain its current strength and continue to consider cooperative undertakings with other organizations to promote better understanding of the rapidly changing competitive environment.  The ever changing global economy will require the development of programs incorporating the dramatic changes in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia.  The Council also intends to help develop programs to broaden the teacher participation base and to improve teaching strategies that will respond to the needs of all students.

2015 Board of Directors

Carlos J. Asarta, University of Delaware, Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship (DCEE Secretary)

Bo Backerman, Bridgeforce, Inc. (DCEE Vice Chairperson)

Tim Boulden, Boulden Brothers

Darius Brown, Third District City Council, Wilmington, DE

Candice Caruso, Pango Financial

David Cole, Hagley Museum & Library

Joe DePaulo, CollegeAve

J. Brinton Detwiler, Barnstone Advisors, LLC

Frank T. Dougherty, SSS Clutch Company, Inc.

Victoria C. Gehrt, New Castle County Vo-Tech School District

Donna H. Grier, DuPont

David Hargadon, TD Bank

Sally Hawkins

John Himes (DCEE Past Chair)

Ted Kent

Sen. Gregory F. Lavelle, Puglisi and Associates

Hugh D. Leahy, Jr.

David F. Lyons, Sr., Lyons Companies (DCEE Chairperson)

Governor Jack Markell, State of Delaware

Nicholas M. Marsini, Jr.

Connie Montaña, Bank of America

James B. O'Neill, University of Delaware (DCEE President)

Munish Pahwa, Bank of America Card Services

Donald Puglisi, Puglisi and Associates (DCEE Treasurer)

Jean Rosenbaum

James J. Roszkowski, Discover Bank

Judge Brendan L. Shannon, United States Bankruptcy Court

Theresa Y. Singleton, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Robert Strong, Department of Labor (DCEE Past Chair)

Clinton Tymes

Samuel L. Waltz, Jr., APR, Counselor to Leaders ™, Sam Waltz & Associates Counsel

Kevin A. Worsh, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Richard M. Wright, WSFS Bank

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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