Soyon Lee, PhD

Soyon Lee, PhD

International Business and Economics


Emeritus – International Business and Economics

Soyon Lee, Ph.D., a professor of International Business and Economics, joined the Benedictine faculty in 1974. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree while still living in South Korea, a Master of Arts in Economics from New Mexico Highlands University and a doctorate in Economics from Northern Illinois University.

During his 40-year tenure at Benedictine, the Glenview resident has contributed in many ways. He supervised, observed and evaluated undergraduate business majors while they were student teaching at area high schools; and served on the Core Curriculum Committee, the Financial Aid Committee and the Library Committee.

Identifying a need at Benedictine in the early 1980s, Lee qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and taught Accounting I and II in addition to his classes in Business and Economics.

“Soyon has served the University with distinction, maintaining a high level of scholarship and academic standards,” Don Taylor said.