Center for Economic Education (CEE)


The Center for Economic Education seeks to increase economic literacy in North-Central Indiana by helping prepare students to become informed and productive citizens by increasing their knowledge in economics. The Center seeks to achieve this objective by organizing and supporting activities designed to creatively integrate economics into the
K-12 educational experience to help local schools and students successfully meet Indiana's academic standards for economics. The Center regularly offers a comprehensive set of programs to North-Central Indiana classrooms with support from the Indiana Council of Economics Education (ICEE) and the Council of Economic Education (CEE), and American Electric Power Company.

Serving as the program arm of the CEE and ICEE, the Center provides important services to meet the economic education objectives of the CEE and its affiliated institutions. These services include: regular offering of on- and off-campus workshops and instructional programs in economics; an intensive graduate college-3-credit summer course for   K-12 teachers and taught by leading experts from education, government, industry, and award-winning teachers; consultation for schools, colleges, and community organizations; developing and distributing economic education literature; and conducting research in economic education.

Advisory Board Membership

  • Douglas Agbetsiafa, Professor of Economics, Indiana University South Bend Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
  • Eric Bowers, Penn High School, Mishawaka
  • Patricia Brademas, Vice President, Center Management Corporation, Mishawaka
  • Julia Chismar, Director of Admission, Fed Challenge, St. Joseph High School, South Bend
  • David Foutz, Department Chair, Elkhart Memorial High School, member of Elkhart County Council, Elkhart
  • Debbie Harrison, Vice President Container Service Corporation, South Bend
  • Sherrie Huang, Concord Ox-bow Elementary School, Elkhart
  • Sandra Johnson, South Bend Junior Academy, South Bend
  • Paul Kingston, John Adams High School, South Bend
  • Kevin Irvin, Financing & Sales Executive, IBM Corporation
  • Dana Mehl, Goshen High School, Goshen
  • Ken Olson, Dean of Students, Plymouth High School
  • Pete Riordan, Penn High School, Mishawaka

February 10, 2012