Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Economics
University of Illinois

Lawrence DeBrock is University of Illinois’s Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Economics. He has also served the College as Interim Dean, Acting Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs.

Dr. Debrock’s Achievements

Dr. 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.

Dr. DeBrock earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Dr. Debrock’s Take on What Makes a Great Public University

“The mission of a great public university is to provide a depth of student diversity, whether based on socioeconomic or ethnic criteria. Businesses prize diversity, too, and want workforces that reflect America and its varied walks of life.”

About 2015 Partners in Business Ethics Conference:

University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business is proud to host the 2015 Partners in Business Ethics Conference, located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The Partners in Business Ethics Conference is a rare opportunity for corporate leaders and top deans from business schools around the world to come together to help bridge the gap of ethical issues in business today. The goal of the conference is to help higher education graduate students gain a better understanding of issues as they relate to ethical responsibility in business.