Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Laura Field

Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance

Research: Corporate Finance, Initial Public Offerings, Corporate Governance, Disclosure, Repurchases

The Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance was established as an endowed fund in December 2006 by Daniel B. ’78 and Carol A. Strickberger wishing to honor Donald J. Puglisi ’12H for his service and philanthropic commitment to the University of Delaware. Dr. Puglisi was a UD faculty member for 30 years and received several awards, including an honorary degree from UD in 2012.

Sheryl Kline

ARAMARK Chair of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
Hospitality Business

Research: Organizational behavior and training in the hospitality industry.

This professorship is funded generously by ARAMARK in support of the Chair of Hospitality Business Management.

Charles R. Link

Bank of America Professor of Business

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.

Wendy Smith

Dana J. Johnson Professor of Business
Business Administration

Research: Studies how organizations and their leaders simultaneously explore new possibilities while exploiting existing competencies, and how social enterprises simultaneously attend to social missions and financial goals.

This professorship honors the late Dana J. Johnson, former dean of the then College of Business and Economics.

Fei Xie

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics

Research: Empirical corporate finance with focuses on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

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.