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Dr. Michael E. Dobbs


Assistant Professor of Management


Office: 3010 - Lumpkin Hall                            
Phone: 217-581-6925
Email: medobbs@eiu.edu






1999 Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
1991 M.B.A., Baylor University
1988 B.A., University of North Texas


About Dr. Dobbs

      Dr. Dobbs joined the faculty at Eastern in 2009 after teaching at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and LeTourneau University in Dallas, TX and Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.  His research and publications are primarily focused on Strategic Management issues related to sport, non-profits, and small business.  His work has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Sport Management and Competition Forum; and he serves on the editorial board of YouthFirst: The Journal of Youth Sports.

      While at Eastern, Dr. Dobbs' students have consulted for more than a dozen local businesses and nonprofits including West Photography, Veolia, Pro-Mow, Taylor Studios, and Columbia Street Roastery.  This hands-on, practical approach was one of the primary reasons Dr. Dobbs was honored with the EIU School of Business Teaching Award in 2011.  Prior to coming to Eastern, Dr. Dobbs and/or his students (under his supervision) consulted for Bell Helicopter, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Nortel, Re/Max, Abbott Labs, and dozens of others including the Ferguson Road Initiative for which he and the university were recognized with a Proclamation by City of Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert.

        Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dobbs worked in wholesale sales, retail sales management, computer hardware support, and as a free lance sports writer for major papers in Dallas and Houston covering high school football.