Mitchell Fields

Associate Professor

Department: Finance
Campus Address: 312 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1762




Ph.D. in Business Administration - Finance, Virginia Tech; Minors: Accounting and Management Science, 1982

Master of Accountancy - Virginia Tech, 1980

Master of Business Administration, Virginia Tech, 1977

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, James Madison University; Minors: Journalism and Political Science, 1975


"The Effect of Chernobyl on Electric Utility Stock Prices" (with V. Janjigian), Journal of Business Research, Vol. 18:1, January 1989, pp. 81-87.

Awards & Honors

Who’s Who among Students in AmericanUniversities and Colleges, JamesMadisonUniversity, 1974-75.


Financial Management

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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