Rita Kingery-Cook

Instructor of Accounting

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 015 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4675


  • M.S., Accounting, California State University, Sacramento
  • B.S, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Certified Public Accountant (DE - inactive)
  • Real estate license (DE - inactive)


  • Testbank to accompany 'Financial Accounting - The Impact on Decision Makers', 3rd edition by Porter & Norton

Awards & Honors

  • Nominee for Lerner College Student Choice for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • Nominee for University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching, 2007
  • Adviser to Accounting Students Association, 2003 to 2009
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers X-ACT case competition coordinator 2005 to 2008
  • Vice President and Treasurer, PC Home Help, 2006 to present. Provides computer, accounting and tax advice for micro-businesses and individuals.
  • Kingery Management Associates. (Family owned real estate investment company)
  • KPMG. (Audit Department), Senior Accountant/Auditor
  • Study abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, & Shenzhen, China 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010


  • Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Introductory Financial Accounting

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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