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Kent Messer

Kent Messer

S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics | College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kent Messer, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Applied Economics & Statistics and the Director of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, applies behavioral science and experimental economics to problems in the nexus of agriculture and the environment. Messer is the project director of Project WiCCED, a $23 million interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project investigating challenges in the changing coastal environment of Delaware. Having published more than 75 publications, Messer also has served as editor of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and written two textbooks. His recent book, β€œThe Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less,” was published in 2018.


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Winter Session adventures

Blue Hens from all seven of UD's colleges are beginning the new year abroad, broadening their outlook through programs on healthcare in Australia, international business in Vietnam, communications in Morocco and dozens more.

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2018 in review: A year of momentum for UD 

The University of Delaware wraps up an inspiring year of campus expansion, community impact and innovative research - setting the foundation for generations of Blue Hens to come. 

small science, big impact

Imagine a world where cell phones and laptops can be charged in a matter of minutes. At UD, Professor Thomas H. Epps, III and his team have patented an idea to improve lithium battery performance.

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Transforming UD Athletics

The University community celebrates the start of the renovation of Delaware Stadium and creation of the Whitney Athletic Center with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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Professor of Business Administration


Wendy Smith is an expert on the #metoo movement who studies workplace issues and mentors female leaders in business.

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