John has been the Project Manager and Director of Educational Technology for the Council for Economic Education since 2000. Prior to that he served as the Director of Social Science Education for the Nebraska Department of Education. He was instrumental in developing a Strategic Plan for Social Studies, a Framework for Social Studies and the Nebraska Social Studies Standards. He came to the Department of Education from the classroom where he had taught social studies in the elementary, middle school, high school and college environments. He presently teaches social studies methods at Doane College in Crete, NE. John and his wife are parents of 4 boys and the proud grandparents of 6 grandchildren with more on the way.
In 2012 John was awarded the Abbejean Kehler Technolgoy Award from the Council for Economic Educantion and the National Association of Economic Educators. This award recognizes an individual instrumental in promoting the use of technology to improve the delivery of programs in economic education.
John says, "I feel that EconEdLink provides the necessary resources for educators to teach economics and personal finance to their students. It is a GREAT resource that is designed for both educators and students -- ENJOY!"