Faculty & Research

Faculty Academic Showcase

Charles M. Elson
Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, Professor of Finance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
Elson named among Global Proxywatch "Stars 2013"
December, 2013
John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Charles Elson, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was mentioned in Global Proxywatch, the newsletter of International Corporate Governance and Shareowner Value, as one of the “Stars 2013,” a selection of 10 individuals from around the world who had an impact on corporate governance in the previous year.

Sheldon Pollack
Professor of Law
Pollack published an assessment of Delaware's tax reputation
October, 2013
Accounting & MIS

Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, has published an assessment of Delaware's reputation as a tax haven.  He concludes that attempts to portray Delaware as an international tax have are overstated, although the state is a domestic tax haven.  Pollack was recently appointed to the tax committee of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The committee is comprised of local tax and accounting professionals as well as representatives of the Delaware business community.

Dean and Associate Dean speakers at China Business & Financial Services Industry Outsourcing Summit.
October, 2013
Office of the Dean

The China Business & Financial Services Industry Outsourcing Summit was held on Oct. 16-17 in Huaqiao, Shanghai. Themed "The New Financial Deal and Outsourcing," the summit featured famous financial institutions, multinational companies, leading service outsourcing enterprises and representatives from service outsourcing demonstration cities and industrial parks. Dean Weber presented on “Understanding Today’s Outsourcing Trends in Financial Services.” Associate Dean Chen participated in an interactive dialog on “Opportunities and Challenges of Outsourcing Services Initiated by Financial Innovation.”

UD Alumnus, BE06M, 11PhD.
October, 2013

Leo-Rey Gordon, a graduate of UD’s doctoral program in economics and an assistant professor in the College of Business at Wilmington University, has been awarded a Fulbright teaching and research scholarship for the fall semester of 2013.Gordon will be at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and will teach an undergraduate course in corporate finance. He will also conduct economic research on offshore banking and informal business sectors in Barbados. Gordon and James L. Butkiewicz, professor and chair of UD’s Department of Economics, are co-authors of a recent publication, “The Economic Growth Effect of Offshore Banking in Host Territories: Evidence from the Caribbean,” World Development, April 2013, 44: 165-179.

Ali Poorani
Associate Professor
Poorani will serve on advisory board of IHRC of the Medical Tourism Association
October, 2013
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Ali A. Poorani, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management and director of Hospitality Associates for Research and Training (HART), has been invited to serve on the advisory board of the International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC) of the Medical Tourism Association. IHRC research will focus on international patient experience and outcomes; health care research involving employers, insurers and governments; and understanding health and wellness travel affecting the quality of patients experience and their families at various touch points. Poorani is scheduled to present at the upcoming World Medical Tourism and Global Health Care Congress in Las Vegas. His research will expound on the “Economic Performance of Hotels Near Hospitals,” particularly in economic downturns. The event generally attracts over 2,000 participants, including ministerial and governmental agencies, medical directors, global insurance and benefit providers, human resources executives, and health and wellness facilitators. Poorani’s efforts in this area support the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management’s strategic goals on becoming a leading hospitality program bridging healthcare and hospitality. 

Farley Grubb
Professor of Economics
Grubb presented his paper at Wake Forest University
October, 2013

Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper “Estimating the Liquidity Premium to Paper Money in Colonial America: New Jersey, 1709-1775” in the economics department seminar at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 8. He also was a guest lecturer in the course “Monetary Theory and Policy” at Wake Forest University on Oct. 9.

Sheldon Pollack
Professor of Law
Pollack published an article
October, 2013
Accounting & MIS

Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law and legal studies, published “Delaware: Tax Haven or Scapegoat?” in State Tax Notes (October 7, 2013), pages 53-56. 

Bruce Weber
Dean of Lerner College, Professor of Business Administration
Weber invited to participate in the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2013 Chicago
September, 2013
Office of the Dean

Bruce Weber, dean of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, has been invited to participate in the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2013 Chicago special session, "Meet with Deans with IS Backgrounds," on Aug. 17. The session is aimed at enabling AMCIS participants to see through the eyes of deans with regard to enrollment, placement and outreach issues; the discipline as compared to other disciplines; and how deans might function differently as a result of their IS backgrounds. Weber will present along with Michael Ginzberg, former Lerner College dean and current dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University; Peter Todd, dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University; Bill Hardgrave, dean at Auburn University's College of Business; and Len Jessup, dean of Eller College of Management at University of Arizona. The panel will be moderated by J.P. Shim, visiting clinical professor of computer information systems at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

John D'Arcy
Associate Professor of MIS
D'Arcy received a 2013 Citation of Excellence
September, 2013
Accounting & MIS

John D'Arcy, assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS, along with colleagues A. Hovav and D. Galletta, received a 2013 Citation of Excellence from the Emerald Management Reviews Editorial Judging Panel. The citation recognizes D'Arcy and his colleagues as the authors of one of the top 50 management, business and economics articles of 2009 for the paper, "User Awareness of Security Countermeasures and its Impact on Information Systems Misuse: A Deterrence Approach," Information Systems Research (2009), Vol. 20, Issue 1.

Ji Kyung Park
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Park awarded C.W. Park Young Contributor Award
August, 2013
Business Administration

The C.W. Park Young Contributor Award is given by the Journal of Consumer Psychology and Society for Consumer Psychology. This prestigious award is recognized once a year based on the papers accepted and published  in the latest volume of the Journal. The award committee selects only one scholar who has the best first-authored publication in the Journal among those who have not yet passed their second year of professorship in the marketing discipline. The award is announced and recognized  at the Society for Consumer Psychology annual conference.


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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