Caring and committed Valparaiso University economics faculty engage students in meaningful dialogue on the moral and ethical dimensions of economic systems and help students learn to think critically about the value-oriented issues of environmental sustainability, poverty, discrimination and faith.

With a student-faculty ratio of six to one, Valpo’s economics students get plenty of opportunity to work closely with experienced, diverse faculty members who specialize in development economics, labor economics, public economics, environmental economics, international economics and econometrics

Sedefka Beck, Ph.D.

Sedefka Beck Department Chair, Associate Professor of Economics sedefka.beck@valpo.edu 219.464.6573

Nirupama Devaraj

Nirupama Devaraj Associate Professor of Economics niru.devaraj@valpo.edu 219.464.6023

Sara Gundersen IEF Program Director, Associate Professor of Economics sara.gundersen@valpo.edu 219.464.5118

Mike Hsu

Mike Hsu Assistant Professor of Economics mike.hsu@valpo.edu 219.464.5622


James A. Bernard Associate Professor Emeritus jabernard2@yahoo.com


James P. Henderson Senior Research Professor 219.464.5186