A recent article ranked the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program and faculty 23rd in productivity among an international list of hospitality and tourism programs and authors. Three faculty were also named to the list of most prolific scholars including Fred DeMicco, ARAMARK Professor of HRIM, and Sri Beldona, associate professor (tied for 15th); and Sheryl Kline, department chair (17th). The article, “Hospitality Author and University Productivity in the 21st Century” appeared in the Journal of Culinary Science and Technology and analyzed scholarly contributions in eight of the most familiar and distinguished hospitality journals from 2001 through 2010 to establish a proxy for hospitality research productivity.
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Farley Grubb, economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment," at the conference on The American Constitution: 225th Anniversary of the Ratification sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) held at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 22-24 March 2013
Students Jean Thomae, Jennifer Turowski and Morgan West of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Delaware Student Chapter with advisor support from Ali Poorani, associate professor of HRIM, won the Idea Fair competition at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo held in San Diego, California. Entries are judged on creativity, clarity, content; transferability of idea or method to other clubs; uniqueness; and any specified qualifications criteria. The winning entry was recognized at the conference, where the students presented their winning idea to a few hundred managers during an education session; it will also be recognized in the CMAA Yearbook and other publications.
The 3rd edition of my textbook entitled "Sport Finance" was published by Human Kinetics. The book is targeted at undergraduate and graduate sport management majors. The first 2 editions were the top selling textbooks on the topic of sport finance. The book has been adopted by over 150 colleges and universities worldwide.
Matthew Terrell, adjunct professor, engages Lean LaunchPad Educators in discussion on entrepreneurship education, curriculum, and using guest speakers in the classroom.
Farley Grubb, economics, presented a seminar on "The Fiscal Foundations of Money in the Constitutional Era" as a guest speaker in the Harvard Law School course "The Constitutional Law of Money," February 6, 2013, Cambridge, MA.
Timothy DeSchriver along with John Oravitz, manager of football operations at UD, has received an Instructional Improvement Grant in the amount of $6,000 to support the development and implementation of their project, “Development of Student Professional Presentation Portfolios/Websites for Sport Management Undergraduate Majors.” The internal grant is supported through UD's Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.
This seminar explores the relationship between money and the legal formation of the modern liberal capitalist state, with a particular emphasis on the pre-Revolutionary and early United States. In contrast to conventional economic narratives that cast money as lubrication for existing forms of exchange, this event highlights the legal and political origins of our modern monetary system, and traces the influence of those forces on the shape of the modern economy.
Mark Serva and the other members of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE), an international leader in problem-based learning, conducted a workshop in January on the UD campus.
Over 40 faculty from Japan, Brazil, and other countries attended, as well as a group of police officers from Washington State. Serva also serves on the advisory board for the Pan-American Network for Problem-based learning (PAN-PBL), which will be holding its next conference in 2014 in Concepcion, Chile.
Delivering the Business Line Club lecture on ‘Marketing financial products during recession’ at the Department of Commerce of Manipal University in Manipal, India, Sri Beldona, associate professor and director of HRIM graduate studies, said companies should make use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as web marketing tools to surmount slowdown.