Laurence Chalip is the Brightbill/Sapora Professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where he serves as Head of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. He earned his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the University of Chicago. He has co-authored or co-edited three books, four monographs, over a dozen book chapters, and over one hundred peer reviewed articles. He was founding Editor of Sport Management Review, also served as Editor for Journal of Sport Management. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport & Tourism, and North American Editor of the International Journal of Event and Festival Management. He serves on the Editorial Boards of six other scholarly journals, and also consults widely to industry. In addition to being a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences, he was a founding board member of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, from which he won the Distinguished Service Award, and is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management, from which he won the Earle F. Zeigler Award.