Lee Spector, professor of economics, received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1985. Before joining Ball State in 1985, he taught at State University College, Buffalo, New York (1973-1979) and University of Iowa (1979-1985). His fields of interest include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and labor economics. Spector's current research includes a macroeconomic model with endogenous labor force, participation behavior, and an econometric estimation of the expected real interest rate. He received Dean's Teaching Award in multiple years.