Lectures and Seminars

Attendees listening to a Lerner College lecture.
Lerner brings a world of business ideas and experience to campus.

Each semester, the Lerner College’s lectures, seminars and conferences – most of which are open to the public – allow students to learn from the brightest minds in business and business education.

Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series

The Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series brings leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors to the University of Delaware campus to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty and the business community. Several times each year, the Lerner College’s Graduate and Executive Programs office invites these leaders to spend a day engaging in an open exchange of ideas and perspectives.

The series, which is supported by the Chaplin Tyler Endowment Fund, is dedicated to the memory of Chap and Elizabeth Tyler, their commitment to education and their determination to help young people achieve success in the business world.

Hutchinson Lecture Series

The Hutchinson Lecture in Macroeconomics, which is sponsored annually by the Department of Economics, was established in 1990 to honor the distinguished academic career of the late Harry D. Hutchinson, a professor of economics who taught at UD from 1959-89.

Each year a distinguished scholar and policy-maker are invited to present the Hutchinson Lecture in the spring semester. Recent speakers include Alice Rivlin, William Poole, and Donald Kohn.

W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science

The W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science, which is sponsored by an endowment from the Gore family, features experts who apply probability, statistics and experimental design to decision making. Their work has applications in academia, business, government, engineering and medicine.

The lecture series recognizes the key role that the fields of probability, statistics, and experimental design have played in the success of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. The inaugural lecture in this series was given in March 2011.

Economic Forecast

The Economic Forecast is co-sponsored by the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) and Lyons Companies. The annual event brings together distinguished voices that influence, determine and interpret U.S. economic policy. They discuss the upcoming year’s economic climate with the goal of providing a better understanding of how it will affect business, both in Delaware and around the world.

Each year at the Economic Forecast, the CEEE recognizes an outstanding economic educator with the James B. O’Neill award, named in honor of past CEEE Director and MAEEE program founder, Professor Emeritus Jim O’Neill.

Institute for Financial Services Analytics Seminars

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is the result of a collaboration between the University of Delaware and JPMorgan Chase. The new Ph.D. program in Financial Services Analytics (FSAN) is part of IFSA. The Ph.D. in FSAN is a cross-disciplinary program offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering.

See the IFSA Events Calendar page for more information.

Lerner Women’s Leadership Summit

The Lerner Women’s Leadership Summit, hosted by the Lerner Women’s Leadership Initiative, invites alumni, students, staff and faculty to learn about the successes women have achieved in leadership, the challenges that women face as they work toward leadership positions and what the University of Delaware and the Lerner College are doing to address this. The WLI is actively working to help participants to “learn, connect and advocate” for women’s leadership and gender equity.

Management Research Summit

The University of Delaware Lerner Management Research Summit is an annual event that provides a platform for mid-Atlantic management scholars to present and learn from current research, build relationships and discuss issues related to academia.

Department of Economics Seminars

The Department of Economics sponsors two regular seminars – the Seminar in Economic Theory and the Seminar in Applied Economics. Speakers include both department faculty and well-known scholars from other universities. Both seminars are open to the public.

See the Seminar Schedule page for more information or contact Prof. Francisco Costa.

Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management Paul Wise Executive in Residence Speaker Series

The Paul E. Wise Executive in Residence speaker series, named in honor of HSBM founder Paul Wise, was established by the department in 2006-07 to bring prominent industry professionals and executives to campus and to inspire students early in their careers.

See the Seminar Schedule page for more information.