Faculty & Research

Faculty Academic Showcase

Link, Condliffe present at ASHE biennial meeting
June, 2012

Charles Link and Simon Condliffe presented “Racial Differences in the Effects of Hypertension and Obesity on Health Expenditures by Diabetes Patients in the U.S.” at the fourth biennial meeting of the American Society of Health Economists in Minneapolis, June 11, 2012.

Hernandez presents at SED annual meeting
June, 2012

Kolver Hernandez presented "The transmission of US shocks to emerging markets" at the 2012 Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meeting in Limassol, Cyprus, June 23, 2012.

O'Neill participates in 2012 ECOPRENEUR Green Entrepreneurship program
June, 2012
Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

O'Neill was the only judge from the United States - out of 17 judges and 26 teams from 23 countries - to participate in ECOPRENEUR 2012, an international business plan competition for young entrepreneurs. The competition was held June 18 through June 23 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. "The idea is that entrepreneurs and ecopreneurs are similar because they are both idea-driven, innovative, adaptable and creative," said O'Neill. "The demand for "green" products combined with government incentives has led to ecopreneurs starting new companies to push forward environmental progress." The competition was designed to give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to address clean technology, green management, health-friendly and sustainable business ideas, and social causes through new ventures.

Mark Bambach
Instructor of Marketing
Department of Business Administration announces awards
June, 2012
Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration has announced the department awardees for outstanding achievement during the 2011-2012 academic year. Mark Bambach, instructor, was awarded the department's teaching award; Michal Herzenstein, assistant professor, was awarded the department's research award; and Stewart Shapiro, professor, was awarded the department's service award. Also in the department and announced on UDaily, Christine Kydd, professor, was awarded the Lerner College Student Choice Teaching Award by the Lerner College Student Advisory Board (see http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/may/lerner-honors-052912.html).

Revansiddha Khanapure
Assistant Professor
Khanapure awarded 2011-12 GUR Grant
June, 2012

Khanapure received a $6,000 General University Research (GUR) grant for 2011-12 along with Department of Finance match in the amount of $1,828 for a total project budget of $7,828. The grant will be used to build on recent research in around the effects of health on portfolio allocation (stocks and investments). Khanapure's work will help in understanding the source of aversion toward risky assets and aims to make significant contributions to the study of finance, economics and public policy.

UD confers honorary degree on Puglisi
May, 2012

At UD's 163rd Commencement held Saturday, May 26, 2012, Don Puglisi was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humanities.  Puglisi served as a member of the Finance faculty for 30 years and continues to be a thought-leader in finance as the Managing Director of Puglisi & Associates, a firm that he founded in 1973, and through his continued involvement in the life of Lerner College.  His generosity has benefitted UD in many ways. Honorary degrees were also awarded to Simmie Knox, Doctor of Fine Arts; Soledad O’Brien, Doctor of Humane Letters; and Angelica Zander Rudenstine, Doctor of Humanities.

APICS honors Operations Management program
May, 2012
Business Administration

The Operations Management program in the Lerner College's Department of Business Administration was selected by the APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter to be "Company of the Year" for 2012. The honor is in recognition of the program's active and ongoing support of APICS, the Brandywine Valley Chapter and the University of Delaware Student Chapter.  This is a first, since an educational institution has never been named before (DuPont received the award in 2011, and AstraZeneca prior to that). OM faculty include Bintong Chen, Darwin Davis, Adam Fleischhacker, William Gehrlein, Hemant Kher, Christine Kydd and Erwin Saniga. The program was honored at the chapter's Professional Development meeting on May 8, 2012.

Fred J. DeMicco
ARAMARK Chaired Professor
DeMicco delivers lectures at conference in Finland
March, 2012
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Frederick J. DeMicco delivered three lectures in Helsinki, Finland at a major Nordic and Russian hospitality business conference. Symposia Gastro Pro is a conference where international presenters lead the listeners toward upcoming trends and new concepts in the hospitality industry. The first seminar presented the results of the Restaurant 2020-survey concerning the new innovative hotel, spa, restaurant and service concepts; the second presented research on “Future trends in the Hospitality sector.” DeMicco also gave an invited presentation on Medical Tourism, Spas and Hotels, and the impact of social analytic tools on hotels to the undergraduate, and MBA students at Haaga –Helia University- the University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki.

Manrai to co-chair Annual World Business Congress
December, 2011
Business Administration

Ajay Manrai, the president of International Management Development Association, IMDA, will serve as a congress co-chair for its Annual World Business Congress in Helsinki, Finland, during July 2012 and in Taiperi, Taiwan, in July 2013.

Adrienne Lucas
Associate Professor of Economics
Lucas Awarded a Grant from Hewlett Foundation
November, 2011

The Hewlett Foundation has committed $300,000 in funding, with more than $50,000 of that allocated to UD, to Adrienne Lucas’ grant proposal with Patrick McEwan (PI, Wellesley) and Maria Perez (Stanford), "The Cost-Effectiveness of Raising Student Achievement in Africa and India."


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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