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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Kevin Tritt November 21, 2022

The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics strives to “cultivate a diverse faculty pursuing impactful scholarship and enthusiastically sharing their expertise” as part of the College’s mission. Each year, our faculty push the boundaries within academia, creating innovative research and earning impressive awards, placements and accolades.

This year, the UD Alfred Lerner College welcomed 18 new faculty members into its community. Bharat Patil is a visiting instructor of management information systems, and he spoke with Lerner about his passion for risk management and why he chose to join the University of Delaware.

Lerner: What is your professional and academic background?

Patil: Ph.D. Business Administration (Major: Finance)

Lerner: What is your research focus?

Patil: Firm and Institutional Investor Risk Management

Lerner: What inspired you to work in your field/research/subject area?

Patil: Institutional Investor Holding Market Efficiency

Lerner: What is it about UD that made you want to work/teach/research here?

Patil: Research Expertise, Collegial Faculty

Lerner: What course are you most excited to teach at Lerner?

Patil: Accounting Analytics

Lerner: What is something unique about you that may surprise your peers/students? (hobby, talent, experience etc.)

Patil: I like to hike and jog.