John Kmetz

Associate Professor of Management

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 225 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716


Research Interests:


  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), University of Maryland, 1975
  • MBA, University of Maryland, 1967
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University, Major: Accounting, 1965


  • Mapping Workflows and Managing Knowledge: Simply, Sensibly, Flexibly, and without Software. Newark, Del: Transition Assistance Associates, 2011. ISBN 978-1460935170. This is an applied book for the graduate and professional markets, derived from my research in the US Navy and Canadian Air Force.
  • The Information Processing Theory of Organization: Managing Technology Accession in Complex Systems. London: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1998. ISBN: 1 84014 427 0.
  • The Skeptic’s Handbook: Consumer guidelines and a critical assessment of business and management research, revised edition, 2002.
  • Graduate Business Education Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina: the University of Delaware establishes a double-degree English-language MBA program in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a local partner university IIE Networker, Spring, 2005 (with Sean Cox). Online:
  • Review of Michael J. Earl (ed.), Information Management: the Organizational Dimension. London: Oxford University Press, 1996. 514 pp. Administrative Science Quarterly, June, 2001.


  • New Venture Creation (BUAD 856) and Business Consulting (BUAD 899)
  • Study-abroad programs in Europe and Australia.  (Check the travel tips for winter courses.)
  • International business (BUAD 811), especially doing business in Europe (BUAD 843). 
  • Managerial and executive education; transition training in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Project management and systems management

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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 Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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