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Lee Sundholm

Professor of Economics

A seasoned economics professor and alumnus of North Park University, Professor Lee Sundholm believes the School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers students the opportunity to grow in wisdom and knowledge based on a commitment to learning.

His professional expertise is woven closely with his own faith and commitment to North Park’s identity as a Christian university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
“Faith is brought to the classroom by building a strong base of trust and mutual respect for all students in each class session, and through a dedication to guiding and transforming lives. In these ways, we teach the eternal values of a life based on faith,” he says.

Sundholm brings an interdisciplinary approach to teaching economics and international business. In the Development of Economic Thought class, students consider contemporary applications through service-learning projects that involve the economic development of the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods. Sundholm also assists students in planning internship experiences in Chicago and around the world.

Popular Courses

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics are favorites because they are courses that introduce students to thinking about everyday life.

Inspirations & Interests

Lee Sundholm’s favorite book is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, a story about a fictional character growing up in mid-19th century England as the country was shifting from an agrarian to an industrialized economy. He enjoys reading, history, and mathematics in addition to Economics.

Professor Sundholm has traveled extensively on study trips to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and South Korea. His research interests include global economics, gender differences in the labor force, women in management, and contemporary macroeconomic analysis and issues.