Kent St. Pierre

Professor Emeritus

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 207A Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2961


  • Ph.D., Washington University - St. Louis, MO
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • Certified Public Accountant


  • “The Role of Accounting Education Research in our Discipline”, Journal of Accounting Education, 2009. Reprinted in Accounting Education: An International Journal
  • "Response to the Progress Report of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting Issues", Accounting Horizons, December 2008.
  • "Groupthink in Accounting Education", Advances in Accounting Education, Summer 2008.
  • "Publish or Perish - Is this Really a Viable Set of Options?", Accounting Education: An International Journal, September 2007.

Awards & Honors

  • Chair of the Department of Accounting & MIS, University of Delaware (1993 to 2006)
  • Director of the School of Accounting, James Madison University (1987 to 1992)
  • Supervise Earned Income Tax Program and Accounting Internship programs at University of Delaware
  • Lester Chadwick Department Teaching Award, 2010
  • "APLG Section of the AAA - Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in Accounting Education - 2009"
  • Lerner College of Business - Outstanding Outreach/Service Award - 2008
  • Editor - Issues in Accounting Education (2007-2010)
  • Accounting Programs Leadership Group of the American Accounting Association (President)
  • American Accounting Association Teaching & Education Achievement Award for "Substantive Contributions to the Field of Accounting Education" (1998)
  • Editor - Journal of Accounting Education (1984-1999)
  • Teaching & Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association (President, Vice President, & Secretary)
  • Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association (member for 4 years)
  • Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor
  • Slocomb College Service Award, 1999


  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting and analysis

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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