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Robert Kallen

  • Instructor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5587
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6200
    Chicago, IL 60604​

Academic Degrees

MA, Economics, Washington University, 1982
JD, Law, Washington University, 1982
BA, History and Economics, University of Illinois, 1979


Robert Kallen has taught for more than 25 years and is currently a visiting professor of economics and Director of the MS Program in Economics and Policy Analysis at DePaul University. At DePaul University he was the recipient of the 2007 Daniel Seiden-Adjunct Teaching Award and as an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, he received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Teaching Excellence Award. He has also developed two new courses on business ethics, which concentrate on race, class and gender issues as well as a course on business, government and democracy, which he is now teaching at Washington University Law School.

Bob also founded RSK Strategies, LLC, which provides expertise and capital to small and growing companies specializing in the food and education sectors. From 1984-1992, he was Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Bake-Line Products, Inc (a private-label cookie manufacturing company with national distribution and annual sales of over $100 million). Bob was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (1982-1984) and at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (1993-1995). He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in the private sector over the last 20 years.

Bob is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Concord Coalition Citizens' Council (a nonprofit organization dedicated to deficit reduction) and Treasurer of the Integrated Pest Management Institute. Additionally, Bob worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore transition team for economics and was a legislative fellow in 1982 for Senator Paul Tsongas.

Bob received a BA in History and Economics from the University of Illinois, and a MA in Economics and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, in 2002, Mr. Kallen was awarded a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.​​​