The IWU faculty members who facilitate courses in the International Relations major take seriously their students' understanding of global political processes, problems, and possibilities. They do so to prepare you to be knowledgeable and engaged citizens, committed to being doers of justice and seekers of peace.

The faculty has a record of empowering students to be engaged in the field, researching problems and potential solutions, presenting scholarly papers at national conferences, rolling up their sleeves to work toward the mitigation of global issues, or serving overseas for the U.S. government.

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


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, 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


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. 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 areas.

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