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Economics Education Experts

Economics education

Flora L. Williams
Associate professor, consumer sciences and retailing

Director, Financial Counseling and Planning Program

(765) 494-8297

E-mail: floraw@purdue.edu

Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services.

Economics education/ K-12

Peter V. Harrington
Professor, economic education, agriculture education

Director, Indiana Council for Economic Education

(765) 494-8545

E-mail: peterh@mgmt.purdue.edu

Directs and coordinates statewide economic education efforts in schools in cooperation with 10 regional university centers, the Indiana Department of Education and hundreds of business, labor, agriculture, education and government organizations.

Gerald J. Lynch
Associate professor, economics

(765) 494-4388

E-mail: lynch@mgmt.purdue.edu

Major areas of interest include economic education, international trade and finance, and macroeconomics. Is associate director of Purdue's Center for Economic Education. Named one of the nation's top 10 business educators in Business Week Magazine. Wrote a principles of economics book and an intermediate economics text. Conducts research on the regional impact of macroeconomic policy.

Lynn R. Nelson
Associate professor, curriculum and instruction

Director, James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship

(765) 494-2372

E-mail: lrnelson@omni.cc.purdue.edu

Had been associate professor of social studies education at University of Maine in Orono and a district coordinator of civics education in Maine. Also was director of the Center for Economic Education at Widener University, Chester, Pa., and a teacher educator in economics and entrepreneurship for the National Council on Economic Education.

Michael W. Watts
Professor, economics

Director, Purdue Center for Economic Education

(765) 494-8543

E-mail: bfp@mgmt.purdue.edu

Is author of economic texts for both high-school and college-level students. Has prepared materials on economics for adult and employee education programs.