Sara Gundersen

Sara Gundersen, Ph.D.

Sara Gundersen, Ph.D. IEF Program Director, Associate Professor of Economics 219.464.5118 ASB 366

SPRING 2021 Office hours:

T&R 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in person by appointment. 


  • Valparaiso University Excellence in Teaching Award for Course Development, recipient, Valparaiso University, 2020-2021
  • Wheat Ridge Ministries – O.P. Kretzmann Fund  Research Grant, recipient, Valparaiso University, February 2019
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Emerging Teacher Award, recipient, Valparaiso University, August 2015
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Emerging Teacher Award, nominee, Valparaiso University, August 2014
  • Valparaiso University CELT Grant, recipient, May 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, recipient, Clark University, 2006–2007


B.A. – University of Wisconsin, Stout
M.A. – Clark University
Ph.D. – Clark University

Areas of Specialization

Development economics, economics of education, econometrics, teaching economics

Courses Taught

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Economics of Race and Gender, Economics of Developing Nations, Econometrics, and Managerial Economics


Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Center for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)