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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 $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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