Lawrence DeBrock, Dean, College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Economics, earned his Ph.D. from Cornell. He has also served the College as Interim Dean, Acting Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs. Professor DeBrock has long been associated with the Illinois MBA and has won many awards in graduate and professional teaching, including the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2001, the MBA Faculty of the Year Award in 2000, and the Keith E. Sawyer Memorial Service Award from the Illinois Executive MBA in 1999. His research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics and focuses on topics in industrial organization, regulatory issues, and labor economics. Along with some of his colleagues in Business, he has also written articles on economic aspects of professional sports.