Lerner Diversity Council
The educational mission of UD is to offer learning experiences that prepare our students to live in an increasingly diverse and global world.
The Lerner Diversity Council (LDC) provides the Lerner College community the opportunity to understand and appreciate both the shared and unique background and talents that all of us offer – students, staff, faculty and alumni. The LDC focuses on building community and college climate; transforming curricular and co-curricular activities; and strengthening outreach and engagement, all with the central focus on diversity. Our aim is to foster diversity and inclusion throughout all aspects of life at Lerner.
The LDC is guided by the Lerner Diversity Platform which focuses on curricular and co-curricular transformation, building community and improving climate, and strengthening community outreach and improving engagement.
UD’s Career Center also has a number of identity-based career resources to help support students: https://www.udel.edu/students/career-center/identity-based-resources/.
News: Lerner Diversity Council
- What Factor Is Key to Enabling Student Learning? - Wendy Smith and Anu Sivaraman explain why a sense of belonging is critical for learning and outline key factors for building an inclusive classroom.
- Lerner Prof Goes Deep On Racist Images We See Everyday in Media - The Lerner Diversity Council Race and Business series started last May with a lecture on implicit bias and had overwhelming interest from students and faculty. The fourth and final event focused on the business of marketing.
- Jennifer Joe Named 2022 Women in Business Honoree - UD Lerner's Jennifer Joe, Whitney Family Professor of Accounting and Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity was selected as a 2022 Delaware Today Women in Business honoree.
- Lerner Community Celebrates Unveiling of Lerner Diversity Council DEI Action Promise Wall - More than 90 members of the Lerner community celebrated the unveiling of the Lerner Diversity Council Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Promise Wall on Oct. 12.
The Lerner Diversity Council
The Lerner Diversity Council (LDC) focuses on building community and college climate; transforming curricular and co-curricular activities; and strengthening outreach and engagement, all with the central focus on diversity.
Asli Basoglu, associate professor of accounting
Shawn Futch, Class of ’20 – International Business Studies and current MBA student
Hasan Iqbal, Class of ’17 – MBA
Jennifer Joe, Whitney Family Professor of Accounting, Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity
Dianne Leipold, instructor of management
Christopher Lynch, instructor of finance
David Muir, assistant professor of marketing
Kyle Natter, current student, Finance and International Business major
Ali Poorani, associate professor of hospitality business management
Stephen Roberts, UDREAM academic program coordinator, advisor
Clay Rowe, Class of ’11 – Finance and Economics
Anu Sivaraman, assistant professor of marketing, faculty director of assessment
The LDC is grateful to its founding corporate sponsor, KPMG.
For more information about diversity at Lerner, or the LDC or any of its programs, contact: