John Drea Illinois College, USA
John Drea (DBA, Southern Illinois University) is professor of business administration at Illinois College. Prior to joining Illinois College in 2014, Dr. Drea retired as professor emeritus from Western Illinois University after a 31 year career in public higher education, including roles as a department chair, associate dean, and assistant to the president. The author of 30+ refereed publications, Dr. Drea’s current research interest is in professional sports ticketing, and he has supervised numerous student projects for teams in the MLB and NBA. He has been the winner of the Society of Marketing Advances Distinguished Teaching Competition, the Teaching Excellence Award from the Marketing Management Association, and instructional innovation awards from both the American Marketing Association and the Society for Marketing Advances.