Faculty

All of the History faculty members at IWU have an earned doctorate in that subject. They are committed teachers, scholars, and Christians. A sample of the areas of historical study, interest, and expertise of our faculty includes: Ancient, Late Antiquity, Medieval, Early Modern Europe, England, Latin America, and U.S. Political and Constitutional History.

The History faculty strive to challenge untested assumptions, inspire thoughtful engagement, and cultivate a historical perspective in their students. They desire graduates who can critically analyze, appreciate, and honestly evaluate the past, resulting in a deeper understanding of the present, a greater appreciation of the human condition, and some inkling of where we may be headed in the future.

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Tom Lehman; MA, PhD Professor; Economics tom.lehman@indwes.edu

Biography

Dr. Tom Lehman is professor of Economics at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, where he teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Urban Economics and Policy, Public Finance, International Economics, Statistics and Research Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and American Economic History. Dr. Lehman is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (B.S. in Economics) and Ball State University (M.A. in Public Policy). He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Economics and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1992, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.A., 1994, Ball State University
  • Ph.D., 2004, University of Louisville

Interests

Dr. Lehman’s research interests include urban economics and local economic development, urban housing markets, urban economic growth and income inequality, and payday lending and other short-term loan markets. He has co-authored studies on the determinants of rental prices in urban housing markets, as well as studies on the habits, practices, and the business model of consumers and producers in the short-term consumer finance industry. Most recently, his research has been focused on using Census data to investigate the predictors of local economic development and growth in Midwestern non-metropolitan (rural) areas.  His findings on this and other research are frequently utilized by local economic development organizations in Indiana and the Midwest.

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