Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

VN Students & Faculty

Future Hospitality Professionals

Michael Bandy-Pistory

Christiane Boettner

Christine Brixen

Tanya Chotejaruchaiya

Salvatore Ciro

Robert Donahue

Alexandra Giannini

Irmak Hatiboglu

Stephanie Johnson

Alexandra Kennedy

Meghan Kessler

Robert Kuczmarski

Samantha LaRosa

Schuyler Lehman

Lida Li

Brian Liachowitz

Rachel Loya

Feifei Lv

Meghan McCormick

Kenneth Myers

Nevin O'Malley

Brittany Orr

Mary Palma

Yuwen Peng

Julia Pfund

Jennifer Piccone

Brian Prickril

Chelcie Ross

Alexandra Rufo

Sarah Scher

Tara Smith

Victoria Solt

Di Song

Xin Tan

Alexander Vellios

Kyle Wedinger

Kayla White

Sarah Widen



Professional Staff 

Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef: Joe Digregorio

Sous Chef: Debbie Ellingsworth

Dining Room Manager: Bernd Mayer

Director of Restaurant Operations : Venka Pyle

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’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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