Named Professors in Lerner College of Business and Economics

Fred J. DeMicco

ARAMARK Chair in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management

Research: Food service management, international management, cost control, total quality management.
The chair is supported by a gift from ARAMARK Corp., an international company that specializes in food services for stadiums, arenas, campuses, businesses and schools.

Charles M. Elson

Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance
Finance

Research: Corporate governance
The Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair honors the former chairman and chief executive officer of the DuPont Co.

Howard Garland

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Business
Business Administration

Research: Behavorial decision making, motivational and human performance, goal setting and employee/employer rights and cognitive phenomena.
The professorship is funded by an endowment made possible by a gift from the late Chaplin Tyler, who worked at the DuPont Co. for 35 years and was a generous University benefactor.

Kenneth A. Lewis

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics
Economics

Research: Monetary economics, econometrics, mathematical economics
The professorship is funded by an endowment made possible by a gift from the late Chaplin Tyler, who worked at the DuPont Co. for 35 years and was a generous University benefactor.

Charles R. Link

Bank of America Professor of Business
Finance

Research: Labor and health economics, the economics of education, of professional baseball, health economics and health labor markets.
The professorship honors the contributions of MBNA America, now Bank of America, which has been a generous supporter of the University.

Erwin M. Saniga

Dana J. Johnson Professor of Busines
Business Administration

Research: Data analysis, process improvement, process optimization, applied statistics and mathematical modeling.
This professorship honors the late Dana J. Johnson, former dean of the then College of Business and Economics.

Robert Schweitzer

Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance
Finance

Research: Mortgage markets, bank management, and the regulation of financial institutions.
This professorship honors Donald J. Puglisi, the MBNA America Professor of Business Emeritus who joined the UD faculty in 1971 and received the UD Medal of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching Award, among other college teaching awards.

Laurence S. Seidman

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics
Economics

Research: Macroeconomics, public finance.
The professorship is funded by an endowment made possible by a gift from the late Chaplin Tyler, who worked at the DuPont Co. for 35 years and was a generous University benefactor.