Jackson Gillespie

Associate Professor of Accounting
Student Advisor,
Faculty Director of Undergraduate Programs

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 211 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1790


  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Master of Accountancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Certified Management Accountant

Awards & Honors

  • William Markell Faculty Excellence in Service Award (2010)
  • American Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accountants
  • University Advising Award (2004)
  • University Teaching Award (1982)
  • Departmental Teaching Awards (1979, 1983, 1987, 2000)
  • Interim Department Chair (2006-2008)
  • Chair, College Curriculum Committee (1997- present)
  • Chair, Department Curriculum Committee(1997-present)
  • Advisor to all junior and senior Accounting majors (1997-present)


  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Accounting

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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