Diane Wright

Instructor of Accounting & MIS,
MIS Project Coordinator,
Faculty Advisor for MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 006 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6515


  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Delaware
  • MBA, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Marketing, University of Delaware
  • Certified Public Accountant (MD)


  • “The Relevance of Activity-Based Management Support for Composite Structures Design,” Advances in Management Accounting, vol. 7 (1999): 1-24. (with S. Jones and V. Karbhari)
  • "Assessing the Relevance of Cost Information for Product Design," Challenging the Status Quo in Design, Society of Plastics Engineers: Chicago, Ill., (March 1994):151-156. (with S. Jones)
  • "Activity Networks for the Support of Concurrent Engineering of Resin Transfer Molding," Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC, vol. 3 (May 1993): 3256-3260. (with S. Jones and V. Karbhari).

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Senate Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award (May 2010)
  • Leon and Margaret Slocomb Professional Excellence Award (May 2008)
  • Finalist for the Student Choice Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (spring 2010)
  • ISACA Academic Advocate
  • Liaison for JPMorgan Speaker Series
  • Co-Advisor Association for Information Systems RSO
  • Co-Advisor Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
  • Maryland Association of CPAs


  • MIS Project Management
  • MIS Projects
  • Financial Accounting
  • Study Abroad International Accounting
  • Study Abroad Seminar in Business Process Integration
  • ERP Configuration and Control (SAP)

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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