Harold Dahlstrand

Harold Dahlstrand, M.S.

Executive in Residence
Department of Business and Economics

M.S. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Loyola University
B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science, Luther College, Iowa

Harold Dahlstrand has more than 30 years of experience in management, human resources and management consulting. Previously the vice president of Spiegel, Inc., a $3 billion organization encompassing Spiegel Catalog, Newport News, Eddie Bauer, Distribution Fulfillment Services and First Consumers National Bank, he currently consults with businesses in the Elmhurst area. At Elmhurst, Prof. Dahlstrand heads up the Department of Business Advisory Committee and teaches in the College’s graduate and undergraduate programs. He also serves as faculty advisor to the Department of Business Alumni Association and co-chairperson of the department’s mentoring program.

Prof. Dahlstrand serves as a pro bono consultant to the Resurrection Project, a not-for-profit organization serving the Latino community in Pilsen, on the Southwest side of Chicago. He is a Vietnam veteran.

  • Board of Governors, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • College of DuPage Foundation Board
  • Board of Directors, No Dope Express Foundation
  • Board of Managers, Chicago Boys and Girls Club

My teaching philosophy is that a class should not only teach relevant theories in the discipline, but also provide one with an environment to practice these concepts. Specifically, my classes are an opportunity to develop oneself and to learn how to manage one’s relationships with others in a work setting. I truly enjoy teaching and sharing the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years. I like to think of myself as a classroom facilitator, mentor and coach.

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