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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Diane L. Ferry

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Title Associate Professor of Management
Email ferryd@nospam609f072bdaf88.udel.edu
Office 219 Alfred Lerner Hall


Diane L. Ferry is associate professor of management at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. She joined the faculty of the Lerner College after earning her doctorate in management and organizational behavior from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferry’s research topics have ranged from macro organization topics to decision making and information technology to international management and business cultures and classroom teaching. Her publications include a book, Measuring and Assessing Organizations, and articles in a variety of journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Information & Management: The International Journal of Information Systems Applications, OMEGA: the International Journal of Management Science, and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Dr. Ferry currently teaches management and international management topics in the graduate and undergraduate management curricula, including Leadership in International Business Cultures and Current Issues in Global Business – Japan and the Pacific Rim. She received a Distinguished Teaching Award for Distance Learning for her online teaching and the 2013 Lerner College Outstanding Outreach/Service Award.


  • Ph.D. in management and organizational behavior, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • MBA, Shippensburg University, 1974
  • B.A. in history, Gettysburg College, 1969

Select Publications

  • Van de Ven, Andrew H. and Ferry, Diane L. 1980. Measuring and Assessing Organizations. New York: John Wiley & Sons. This book is part of the Wiley‑Intersci­ence Series on Organizational Assessment and Change edited by Edward E. Lawler and Stanley E. Seashore.
  • Ferry, D., Kydd, C. and Boyles, C. 2012. Creating the Global Graduate: A Cross-Cultural Videoconferencing Case Study. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 10 (2), 139-164.
  • Kydd, Christine and Ferry, Diane L. 2009. Exploring Business Issues in High-Tech Fields Using Collaborative Electronic Meeting Tools. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 7 (1), 155-161.
  • Ferry, Diane L., Watson, Sharon, and Boyles, Corinne. 2007. East vs. West: An Empirical Study of Cross-Cultural Differences in Time Use. Journal of International Business Research and Practice, 1 (1), 28-37.
  • Ferry, Diane L., Kydd, Christine, and Sawyer, John E. 2001. Measuring Facets of Media Richness. The Journal of Computer Information Systems, 41 (4), 69-78.
  • Sawyer, John E., Ferry, Diane L., and Kydd, Christine. 2001. Learning About, and From Group Support Systems. Journal of Management Education. 25 (3), 352-371.
  • Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1994. Managerial Use of Video Conferencing. Information & Management, 27, 369-375.
  • Ferry, Diane L. and Kydd, Christine T. 1992. Decision Making in a Low Probability High Risk Setting: The Case of Computer Viruses. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 20(1), 117-126.
  • Kydd, Christine T. and Ferry, Diane L. 1991. A Behavioral View of Computer Supported Cooperative Work Tools. The Journal of Management Systems, 3(1), 55-67.
  • McCann, Joseph E. and Ferry, Diane L. 1979. An Approach for Assessing and Managing Inter‑Unit Interde­pendence. Academy of Manage­ment Review, 4(1), 113-119. This article is included as a reading in Judith Gordon’s book A Diagnos­tic Approach to Organizational Behavior (Allyn and Bacon, 1983).

Awards & Honors

  • Business Administration Department Outstanding Faculty Award, 2014
  • Business Administration Department Service Award, 2013
  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Outstanding Outreach/Service Award, 2013
  • Distinguished Teaching Award in Distance Education (awarded from field of 145 faculty), 2008
  • Ferry, Diane and Kydd, Christine, “Unidel Proposal for Technology-Enhanced Management Case Classroom,” 2003
  • Kydd, Christine, and Ferry, Diane L., Center for Teaching Effectiveness Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Instructional Contexts grant for “Exploring Business Issues and Decision-Making in High Tech Fields using Videoconferencing and Electronic Meeting Tools,” 2001
  • Mortar Board Professor (student selected), 1998

Curriculum Vitae

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