Regional Centers for Economic Education

Cal State University – East Bay

The Center for Economic Education at Cal State East Bay was one of, if not the earliest to use a stock market game as a competition and instructional tool. Today it continues to provide support for the California Stock Market Simulation, conducts workshops for teachers here and abroad, and is involved in economic education research and curriculum development.

Jane Lopus, Ph.D. Director, is an accomplished researcher, curriculum writer, and international consultant. She has authored Economics in Action! as well as materials for the national CEE; She has been an integral part of bringing economics and personal finance education to many countries of the former soviet union and continues to work with them, currently Ukraine.

Cal State University – Fullerton

The Center for Economic Education at Cal State Fullerton has been a regular advocate of low-income and underserved populations with respect to economics and personal finance instruction. It has conducted community outreach and annual teacher workshops in addition to research on outcomes of economics and financial literacy instruction.

Radha Bhattacharya, Ph.D., director since 2011 has been very active in carrying out the mission of the Center for Economic Education. She has partnered with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo on several large projects over the course of her leadership and is currently putting together the first-ever Economics and Personal Finance Olympiad.

Cal State University – San Bernardino

The Center for Economic Education at Cal State San Bernardino has worked with San Bernardino City Unified School District with support from a Discover Pathways grant to develop and implement a personal finance curriculum and train teachers, reaching over 9000 students by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Jim Charkins, Ph.D., at a recent conference for economics teachers, has been described as “caring more about economics and economics instruction than anyone else!” Dr. Charkins lead the passing of mandatory economics instruction at the high school level in the state of California, developed the MoneyWise Teen program and has been a vigorous advocate for K-12 economics instruction. He is a former executive director of CCEE and one of the instrumental founders of CASET, a partner of CCEE.

San Jose State University

The Center for Economic Education at San Jose State University is successfully engaged in implementing the Unitrack “Step-to-College” program which provides students college credit and increases high school student matriculation to college. The Center also conducts workshop series for area AP/Honors high school economics instructors.

Tom Means, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Economic Education at San Jose State University helped to re-establish the Center in 2000 and has been at the lead in training and collaborating with AP teachers to ensure high school students are successful in college.

Cuyamaca College

The San Diego Center for Economic Education (SDCEE) at Cuyamaca College is your premier provider of economic programs for K-12 schools in San Diego County and surrounding areas. SDCEE helps schools to integrate the teaching of economics across all grade levels.

Anthony Zambelli, J.D. has been an instructor in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College since 1979. He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College President’s Award, the Award for Teaching Excellence and the Rainbow Award for service to the college community. He also received the Alfred Lord Whitehead Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Redlands.

Cal State University – Los Angeles

The new CSULA Center for a Financial Literacy and Econ Ed expands our services from K-12 Teacher Professional Development to providing direct-to-student financial literacy education to help the students at CSULA create “Individual Student Financial Plans,” to understand their current and future obligations and opportunities. The Center will offer Financial Fitness for College and Career (FFCC) lessons and offer regularly scheduled “talks” on financial topics.  Dr. Tye Jackson, Ph.D., Interim Dean College of Business and Economics at CSULA will oversee its launch, slated for early 2019.

University of Southern California

The Center for Economic Education at USC specializes its treatment of economics through the lens of Accounting, with discussion of financial market behavior, the ethics of economics, fraudulent reporting and more, under the direction of Cecil Jackson, who coordinates with CCEE to conduct and present at teacher workshops, bringing his unique insights into their classrooms

Cecil W. Jackson, Ph.D., teaches courses on fraudulent financial reporting and managerial accounting for the MBA program and the graduate and undergraduate accounting programs. Jackson recently published the textbook Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics, (2015) and has been featured on national business news programs.

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