Phillip VanFossen
Purdue University Center for Economic Education
West Lafayette, IN

A former high school and middle school economics teacher and coach, I was there at the beginning of EconEdLink, having written the first NetNewsLine lesson for the site. I have served as the Review Board Chair since 1999. I currently serve as the James F. Ackerman Professor of Social Studies Education, Director of the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University, and Associate Director of the Purdue Center for Economic Education. I am also currently serving as Interim Head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue. My research interest is in how classroom teachers apply digital technology in their teaching. I have published widely in the area and in economic education generally. In addition, I have having traveled on more than 15 trips to half a dozen nations (primarily in Eastern Europe) to conduct economic education.

For more than a decade, EconEdLink has been the 'go to' place for comprehensive, technology-based lessons about economic concepts and content. With more than 600 lessons--developed using a three-step review process--that have been used by thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students, EconEdLink is unique in the field of economic education.