Faculty & Research

Faculty Academic Showcase

Mark Bambach
Instructor of Marketing
Department of Business Administration announces awards
June, 2012
Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration has announced the department awardees for outstanding achievement during the 2011-2012 academic year. Mark Bambach, instructor, was awarded the department's teaching award; Michal Herzenstein, assistant professor, was awarded the department's research award; and Stewart Shapiro, professor, was awarded the department's service award. Also in the department and announced on UDaily, Christine Kydd, professor, was awarded the Lerner College Student Choice Teaching Award by the Lerner College Student Advisory Board (see http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/may/lerner-honors-052912.html).

Revansiddha Khanapure
Assistant Professor
Khanapure awarded 2011-12 GUR Grant
June, 2012

Khanapure received a $6,000 General University Research (GUR) grant for 2011-12 along with Department of Finance match in the amount of $1,828 for a total project budget of $7,828. The grant will be used to build on recent research in around the effects of health on portfolio allocation (stocks and investments). Khanapure's work will help in understanding the source of aversion toward risky assets and aims to make significant contributions to the study of finance, economics and public policy.

UD confers honorary degree on Puglisi
May, 2012

At UD's 163rd Commencement held Saturday, May 26, 2012, Don Puglisi was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humanities.  Puglisi served as a member of the Finance faculty for 30 years and continues to be a thought-leader in finance as the Managing Director of Puglisi & Associates, a firm that he founded in 1973, and through his continued involvement in the life of Lerner College.  His generosity has benefitted UD in many ways. Honorary degrees were also awarded to Simmie Knox, Doctor of Fine Arts; Soledad O’Brien, Doctor of Humane Letters; and Angelica Zander Rudenstine, Doctor of Humanities.

APICS honors Operations Management program
May, 2012
Business Administration

The Operations Management program in the Lerner College's Department of Business Administration was selected by the APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter to be "Company of the Year" for 2012. The honor is in recognition of the program's active and ongoing support of APICS, the Brandywine Valley Chapter and the University of Delaware Student Chapter.  This is a first, since an educational institution has never been named before (DuPont received the award in 2011, and AstraZeneca prior to that). OM faculty include Bintong Chen, Darwin Davis, Adam Fleischhacker, William Gehrlein, Hemant Kher, Christine Kydd and Erwin Saniga. The program was honored at the chapter's Professional Development meeting on May 8, 2012.

Fred J. DeMicco
Professor and ARAMARK Chair
DeMicco delivers lectures at conference in Finland
March, 2012
Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Frederick J. DeMicco delivered three lectures in Helsinki, Finland at a major Nordic and Russian hospitality business conference. Symposia Gastro Pro is a conference where international presenters lead the listeners toward upcoming trends and new concepts in the hospitality industry. The first seminar presented the results of the Restaurant 2020-survey concerning the new innovative hotel, spa, restaurant and service concepts; the second presented research on “Future trends in the Hospitality sector.” DeMicco also gave an invited presentation on Medical Tourism, Spas and Hotels, and the impact of social analytic tools on hotels to the undergraduate, and MBA students at Haaga –Helia University- the University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki.

Manrai to co-chair Annual World Business Congress
December, 2011
Business Administration

Ajay Manrai, the president of International Management Development Association, IMDA, will serve as a congress co-chair for its Annual World Business Congress in Helsinki, Finland, during July 2012 and in Taiperi, Taiwan, in July 2013.

Adrienne Lucas
Assistant Professor
Lucas Awarded a Grant from Hewlett Foundation
November, 2011

The Hewlett Foundation has committed $300,000 in funding, with more than $50,000 of that allocated to UD, to Adrienne Lucas’ grant proposal with Patrick McEwan (PI, Wellesley) and Maria Perez (Stanford), "The Cost-Effectiveness of Raising Student Achievement in Africa and India."

Tim DeSchriver
Associate Professor of Sport Management
DeSchriver speaks at international congress
October, 2011
Business Administration

Tim DeSchriver was chosen as a keynote speaker for the 1st Annual Sport Economics and Management Congress, Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 2011. The title of his keynote speech is “Global Recession and its Impact on the Sport Industry”.

Bintong Chen
Associate Dean for Research, <br>Professor of Business Administration, <br>Director, Institute for Financial Services Analytics
Chen Selected to Board of Directors of APICS
September, 2011
Business Administration

Bintong Chen was selected to be a board of director at large for APICS, the Association for Operations Management, effective January 1st, 2012. APICS is a not-for-profit international education organization, offering certification programs, training tools and networking opportunities to increase workplace performance. It was founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, and currently has more than 43,000 individual and corporate members in more than 10,000 companies worldwide.

Seidman appointed an Editor of the Social Security, Pensions & Retirement Income eJournal
June, 2011

The journal is sponsored by the Social Insurance Research Network, which is an online venue providing access to scholarly research and professional announcements in the Social Insurance community. Social Insurance includes the systems for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by the loss of income from work and the cost of health care, such as Social Security, Medicare, Workers' Compensation, unemployment insurance, related social assistance and private employee benefits.


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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