Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Dept Technology Advisory Board

Bob Bansfield
MSI Solutions

Srikanth Beldona
University of Delaware

Dominic Boffa
ARAMARK Corporation

Leo Brand
SWISScom Hospitality Services

John Cahill

Cihan Cobanoglu
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Robert Cole
Rock Cheetah

George Conrade
University of Delaware

Fred DeMicco
University of Delaware

John Forelli
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Robert Gilbert

Robert Grimes

Mark Hamilton

Ted Horner
Horner & Associates PTY, LTD

Steve Hood

Jon Inge
Jon Inge Consulting

Shane Izaks
The Hongkong and Shangha Hotels, Limited

Mike Kistner
Pegasus Solutions, Inc.

Francis Kwansa
University of Delaware

Jerry Leeman,
Perk Dynamics, Inc.

Toby Malbec

Brian Miller
University of Delaware

Allison Morris
Harrah’s Entertainment

Ajith Nayar

Bob Nelson
University of Delaware

Darrin Pinkham
Benchmark Hospitality International

R.P. Rama, VP
JHM Hotels

Neil Schubert 
Marriott International

Richard Siegel
Hospitality Upgrade


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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