Department of Finance

FINC Advising

Academic Advising at the University of Delaware is a shared practice throughout the institution that supports teaching, mentoring and learning. Collaborative relationships among students, faculty advisors, and professional advisors support students' development and achievement of their educational goals.

As a junior or senior Finance major, your Academic Advisor is Mr. Tim Detwiler (for students with last name beginning A through M) or Dr. John Stocker (for students with last name beginning N through Z).  They are available to help you select courses, choose or switch your major, explore careers or graduate education, and make sure you're on track to complete your degree requirements. You are encouraged to visit your Advisor at least once every semester, or whenever you need some help with your academic program.

Senior Note: Senior Checkout paperwork must be completed in order to apply for graduation and is due in the semester prior to your last semester. Please see here for detailed information and required paperwork that will clear you for graduation.

Honors Finance majors: Academic Advisor for Finance Honors students is Dr. Paul Laux, Purnell Hall, Room 307B, 302-831-6598,

Mr. Tim Detwiler
Purnell Hall, Room 321

Dr. John Stocker
Purnell Hall, Room 319


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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