Kent St. Pierre

Professor Emeritus

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 207A Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2961


  • Ph.D., Washington University - St. Louis, MO
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • Certified Public Accountant


  • “The Role of Accounting Education Research in our Discipline”, Journal of Accounting Education, 2009. Reprinted in Accounting Education: An International Journal
  • "Response to the Progress Report of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting Issues", Accounting Horizons, December 2008.
  • "Groupthink in Accounting Education", Advances in Accounting Education, Summer 2008.
  • "Publish or Perish - Is this Really a Viable Set of Options?", Accounting Education: An International Journal, September 2007.

Awards & Honors

  • Chair of the Department of Accounting & MIS, University of Delaware (1993 to 2006)
  • Director of the School of Accounting, James Madison University (1987 to 1992)
  • Supervise Earned Income Tax Program and Accounting Internship programs at University of Delaware
  • Lester Chadwick Department Teaching Award, 2010
  • "APLG Section of the AAA - Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in Accounting Education - 2009"
  • Lerner College of Business - Outstanding Outreach/Service Award - 2008
  • Editor - Issues in Accounting Education (2007-2010)
  • Accounting Programs Leadership Group of the American Accounting Association (President)
  • American Accounting Association Teaching & Education Achievement Award for "Substantive Contributions to the Field of Accounting Education" (1998)
  • Editor - Journal of Accounting Education (1984-1999)
  • Teaching & Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association (President, Vice President, & Secretary)
  • Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association (member for 4 years)
  • Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor
  • Slocomb College Service Award, 1999


  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting and analysis

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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