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Faculty Qualifications

Faculty AQ/PQ Qualifications

Minimum Requirements for Academically Qualified Faculty

Two scholarly publications1 in the past five years, defined as peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books, monographs, and book chapters which are editorially or peer reviewed.


One refereed journal article or their equivalent and two refereed high-quality2 conference publications in the past five years.

Minimum Requirements for Professionally Qualified Faculty

Sustained involvement in significant documented professional activities during the past five years in an area directly related to the field in which the faculty member teaches. Significant activities include:

  • Participating in business (e.g., owning, managing, operating, or consulting with an organization, serving on boards of directors);
  • Engaging in public service activities (e.g., serving on a public commission, giving speeches to business groups, making presentations at professional conferences);
  • Taking part in relevant AACSB events (e.g., the AACSB PQ Bridge program); and
  • Publishing in the popular or educational press (e.g., non-refereed applied journals, newspaper editorials, textbooks used beyond UD3).


Other relevant activities as agreed upon by the faculty member and his or her department chair.

To view the faculty qualification data, click on the appropriate link below:

Faculty Sufficiency Tables:

ClassroomEach department document contains four pages:

  • AACSB Table 2-1: Five-Year Summary of Intellectual Contributions
  • AACSB Table 10-1: Summary of Faculty Qualifications
  • AACSB Table 10-2: Fall 2009 Semester Calculations Relative to Deployment of Qualified Faculty
  • AACSB Table 10-2: Spring 2010 Semester Calculations Relative to Deployment of Qualified Faculty

Accounting & MIS
Business Administration

 Total (All Lerner College departments combined)

1 Includes forthcoming articles, which is standard practice in faculty performance evaluation. New PhD or ABD faculty are also classified as AQ.
2 As determined by the department
3 This may include public and/or significant revision of textbooks used beyond UD

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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