Barbara A. Cullis

Director of Information Technology and Research,
Instructor - Management and Information Systems

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 303G Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6298



  • The Project Management Institute, member since March 1996
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, member since May 2004
  • Technology in Business School Roundtable, 2013
  • EduCAUSE, since 2014
  • AACSB, since 2016 

Professional Certificates:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Bridge Program, graduate May 2016.
  • PMP, The Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, 2000.
  • Designation: Project Management Professional
  • SCRUM Master, AgileInfusion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007.
  • Designation: Certified SCRUM Master


  • M.B.A., Executive MBA Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, Inaugural class of 2004. Major: Business Administration and Finance.
  • B.S., Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York.
  • International Study at College of Distributive Trades London, England. Major: Business
  • M.S., Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware. Major: enrolled part time for professional development. Courses included Human Behavior, Research and Evaluation, Ethics: Principles and Practices.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Honors

Presentations and Activities

  • “Building a Work Breakdown Structure”, Facilitated workshop for visiting students from the Sorbonne, Paris, Master of Science Project Management Program, University of Delaware May 2014.
  • “Project Management: Making Projects a Reality”, Facilitated workshop for MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative) student leaders, University of Delaware, July 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • “Creating Value in a Mid-Market Telecommunications Company”, project presentation at Oracle Apps World, San Diego, 2004.
  • “Team Enterprise – Project Briefing”, project presentation at Oracle Apps World, San Diego, 2003.
  • Customer Relationship Management Process Improvement, invited panel discussant at Oracle Apps World, San Diego, 2003.
  • “Team Enterprise – Project Briefing”, project presentation at Oracle ROI Series CFO Tour, New York, 2002.
  • “Fundamentals of Project Management”, a four hour seminar presented to Penn State faculty and staff through the Human Resource Development Center, 1997 – 1998.
  • “Implementing a Fleet Management System”, project presented at the Big 10 and Midwestern Universities Transportation and Parking Conference, University Park, 1996.
  • “Implementing Cornell’s Inventory Management System at Penn State”, paper presentation at CAUCUS 1993, Software AG College and University User’s Group.


  • 2015 – Present: Faculty Advisor, Peer Mentorship Program, Lerner Student Advisory Board.
  • 2015 – Reviewer, Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value, 5th Edition, by Jack T. Marchewka, Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (February 8, 2016)
  • 2014 – Present: Instructor, Accounting and MIS Department. Courses: MISY431/432: Senior Capstone Project Course, IT Project Management. MISY160: Business Communications.
  • 2012 – Present: Instructor, PCS, UD Organizational Learning Solutions. Courses: PMI Certified Project Management Certificate. Excellence in Executive Sponsorship of Projects. These organizational solutions are delivered at client sites in the region.
  • 2012 – 2014: Instructor, Executive Education and Graduate Programs. Course: MISY840, IT Project Management, a core course in the ITSM MS Program

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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