Bernd Mayer


Department: Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Campus Address: Arthur Trabant University Ctr.
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-0501


Bernd Mayer joined the HRIM faculty at the University of Delaware in 2004. As dining room manager of the student-operated restaurant, Vita Nova, Mayer is preparing UD's 400 HRIM students for careers in restaurant service in the U.S. and overseas.

Mayer spent three years as an apprentice in the mid-1950s and graduated from the Hotel Trade School in Bad Uberkingen, Germany before becoming a waiter at Europe's five-star hotels. He worked almost a half-century in the restaurant business in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Bermuda and the United States, and oversaw 4,000 events a year as longtime banquet manager at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington.

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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