Faculty & Research

Faculty Academic Showcase

Katalin Takacs-Haynes
Assistant Professor of Management
Takacs Haynes receives two prestigious scholarly impact awards
August, 2013
Business Administration

Takacs Haynes accepted two prestigious scholarly impact awards for her research published in Administrative Science Quarterly (Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Takacs Haynes, K., Nunez-Nickel, M., Jacobson, K. J. L. and Moyano-Fuentes, J. 2007. Socioemotional wealth and business risks in family-controlled firms: evidence from Spanish olive mills, Administrative Science Quarterly, 52(1), 106-137). Takacs Haynes and her co-authors received the ASQ Scholarly Impact Award after a committee of ASQ board members unanimously judged this work to have been the most impactful article in the five years since its publication. Additionally, the authors also accepted the Greif Research Impact Award for their work, presented by the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. This annual award recognizes an entrepreneurship paper that appeared in a top-tier management and entrepreneurship journal and received the highest number of citations based on the Social Science Citations Index in the five years following publication. Both research awards were presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in August 2013.

Bill Sullivan
Adjunct Instructor
Sullivan has been named the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year
July, 2013
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

William A. Sullivan, managing director of Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, has been named the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year. Sullivan was honored during a recent meeting by club president Mary Konwinski.

Sheldon Pollack
Professor of Accounting and MIS
Pollack published an article in The Tax Lawyer
June, 2013
Accounting & MIS

Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law in the Department of Accounting and MIS, has published an article, “Origins of the Modern Income Tax, 1894-1913,” in volume 66 of The Tax Lawyer (pp. 295-330) (Winter 2013), published by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. The article recounts the politics behind the ratification of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the enactment of the federal income tax in 1913.

Farley Grubb
Professor of Economics
Grubb presented his paper at the 7th World Congress of Cliometrics
June, 2013
Economics

Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment" at the 7th World Congress of Cliometrics, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 17-20.

Adrienne Lucas
Assistant Professor of Economics
Presentation at International Conference Article
June, 2013
Economics

Adrienne Lucas, assistant professor of economics, presented "Improving Primary School Quality Across Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda" (joint with Patrick McEwan, Moses Ngware, and Moses Oketch) at the Learning to Improve Learning Meeting in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Meeting participants included education experts and practitioners from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

Farley Grubb
Professor of Economics
Review of German Immigration and Servitude in America
June, 2013
Economics

Farley Grubb’s book German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2, was reviewed by Martina Viarengo of the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva in the Journal of Economic History, v. 73, no. 2, (June 2013), pp. 608-610.

Katalin Takacs-Haynes
Assistant Professor of Management
Takacs-Haynes
May, 2013
Business Administration

Katalin Takacs Haynes, assistant professor of Management, was recognized for her accomplishments as an instructor in May 2013 by accepting the MBA Teaching Award. The award is an acknowledgement by MBA students of the most outstanding instructors at Lerner College. Takacs Haynes was also a nominee for the university-wide Excellence in Teaching award at the University of Delaware in 2013.

Robert Nelson
Associate Professor
Nelson won the best paper award at the International Convention and Expo Summit
May, 2013
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Bob Nelson, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management, won the best paper award at the International Convention and Expo Summit, held May 25-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper was titled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnership to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” It was coauthored by Jan deRoos of Cornell University. The event is the leading conference in the meeting, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) industry for the Asian region.

Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo
Assistant Professor
World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism & Event Research and International Convention & Expo Summit 2013
May, 2013
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

HRIM Well Represented at international conference and convention in Bangkok, Thailand

Three members of the University’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management presented their research and participated in various aspects of the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism & Event Research and International Convention & Expo Summit 2013 (WHTER & ICES) held May 25 to 28 in Bangkok, Thailand. The WHTER & ICES them of “Academics Meet Industry” flowed throughout presentations, panel discussions and social programming that stimulated constructive conversations among attending practitioners and scholars. Among them were: Ron Cole presented two papers at the conference: “Health Benefits of Ingredients in Thai Cuisine: A Case for Cross-Marketing of Culinary and Medical Tourism in Thailand” and “Legal Aspects of Conventions, Meetings and Exhibitions: Trend Analysis of Current & Developing Legal Issues Affecting the Convention and Meeting Industry.” Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo presented her paper, “The Effect of Temporal Construal on Convention Participation Decision.” Bob Nelson presented a paper that he co-authored with the director of Cornell’s Center for Real Estate and Finance, Jan A. deRoos, entitled “An Analysis of Data Regarding Public Private Partnerships to Encourage Hotel Development in the United States.” The paper by Nelson and deRoos was selected for the ICES Best Paper Award sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing. Nelson was also among the featured speakers in the conference’s closing session where he offered practical strategies for marketing convention destinations.

Farley Grubb
Professor of Economics
Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society
May, 2013
Economics

Farley Grubb, economics, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society. This is a four-year term starting January 1, 2014.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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