Professor Tony Ostrosky joined the department in August 1973, having just received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. In his career at Illinois State University he has virtually taught the course catalog, but was best known for his large sections of Principles of Economics, Mathematical Economics, Managerial Economics, and Demographic Economics.
His excellence in the classroom was recognized when he received the Outstanding University Teacher Award. Ostrosky has always been interested in the effectiveness of teaching strategies to enhance student learning. His interest in economic education is evident by this published research in the area. Not only the department, but the entire University will miss his energetic approach to teaching and his genuine concern for student learning.