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 $1.4 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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