Diane Wright

Instructor of Accounting & MIS,
MIS Project Coordinator, Faculty Advisor for MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 006 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6515


  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Delaware
  • MBA, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Marketing, University of Delaware
  • Certified Public Accountant (MD)


  • “The Relevance of Activity-Based Management Support for Composite Structures Design,” Advances in Management Accounting, vol. 7 (1999): 1-24. (with S. Jones and V. Karbhari)
  • "Assessing the Relevance of Cost Information for Product Design," Challenging the Status Quo in Design, Society of Plastics Engineers: Chicago, Ill., (March 1994):151-156. (with S. Jones)
  • "Activity Networks for the Support of Concurrent Engineering of Resin Transfer Molding," Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC, vol. 3 (May 1993): 3256-3260. (with S. Jones and V. Karbhari).

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Senate Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award (May 2010)
  • Leon and Margaret Slocomb Professional Excellence Award (May 2008)
  • Finalist for the Student Choice Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (spring 2010)
  • ISACA Academic Advocate
  • Liaison for JPMorgan Speaker Series
  • Co-Advisor Association for Information Systems RSO
  • Co-Advisor Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
  • Maryland Association of CPAs


  • MIS Project Management
  • MIS Projects
  • Financial Accounting
  • Study Abroad International Accounting
  • Study Abroad Seminar in Business Process Integration
  • ERP Configuration and Control (SAP)

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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