Richard Weiss

Associate Professor of Management

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 210 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1785


Richard Weiss teaches courses in organization design and organizational behavior. His research focuses on workplace behavioral health interventions, the population dynamics of medical schools, and organization theory. He is the author of Managerial Ideology and the Social Control of Deviance in Organizations, and Dealing with Alcoholism in the Workplace


•Ph.D. - Cornell University, 1981

•MS - Cornell University, 1975

•BA - State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972


Miller, L. & Weiss, R.  Revisiting black medical school extinctions in the Flexner era. Journal of the History of Medicine, Volume 67, Number 2, 2012, pp. 217-243.

Miller, L. & Weiss, R.  Perceptual bias theater. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, Volume 4, Number 1, 2011, pp. 43-58.

Weiss, R., & Miller, L.  The social transformation of American medical education: Class, status, and party influences on occupational closure, 1902-1919. The Sociological Quarterly, Volume 51, Number 4, 2010, pp. 550-575.

Weiss, R.  Brinksmanship redux: Employee assistance programs’ precursors and prospects. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Volume 22, Number 4, 2010, pp. 325-343.

Weiss, R.  Employee assistance program (EAP) referral agents’ conceptions of the causes and treatment of alcohol dependence. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Volume 25, Number 3, 2010, pp. 195-200.

Weiss, R.  Intervention strategies for evidence-based EAPs. Journal of Employee Assistance, Volume 39, Number 4, 2009.

Miller, L. & Weiss, R.  Medical education reform efforts and failures of U.S. medical schools, 1870-1930. Journal of the History of Medicine, Volume 63, Number 3, 2008, pp. 348-387.

Weiss, R.  Deriddada. Journal of Management Inquiry, Volume 16, Number 1, 2007, pp. 55-59.

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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