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Join the FTE Team: Student Program Coordinator

ABOUT FTE Established in 1975, the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ mission is to introduce young individuals to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of…

Staff Spotlight – Jamie Wagner

FTE is known nationally for its emphasis on active learning and the engaging activities and lessons used to teach economics. This starts with selecting the best economic professors from across the U.S. This week we are putting the spotlight on Dr. Jamie Wagner.…

Staff Spotlight – John Kessler

My name is John Kessler and I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). I am also the Director of the Center for Economic Education at PFW. I get to teach introductory economics and personal finance…

Staff Spotlight – Andrea Weiss

  Meet Andrea Weiss, FTE Program Coordinator. Andrea first got involved with FTE when she attended EFL as a student at Hillsdale College in Michigan in 2005. Shortly after she started working as a Program Coordinator in 2008!  Program Coordinators, or…

Staff Spotlight – Dee Goines

Part of what makes FTE programs so great is the staff! Every year our professors, mentor teachers, student administrators, and program coordinators spend a week with students from around the country teaching them about economics and leadership. This week we…

FTE Student Programs – Summer 2021 Information Session

Join us for a live webinar on Thursday, February 18 to learn all about FTE Student Programs for summer 2021. Student Admissions and Program Operations Manager, Becky Wilson, will talk about the different programs offered this summer, how to apply and what to…

Alumni Spotlight: Christina Chen

Meet Christina Chen. She is an alumni of Economics for Leaders 2020 UC Berkeley virtual program. She recently participated in the World Economics Cup as part of Team USA and brought home 2nd place overall! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name…

Welcome: 2020-21 FTE Student Ambassadors

This year, FTE is welcoming thirty-seven student ambassadors who are committed to sharing the economic way of thinking. FTE Ambassadors are student leaders who loved the Economics for Leaders program and are compelled to inspire their peers to participate in…

Webinar: The Economic Implications of COVID-19: An Update

On Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT, Professor Scott Baier, Chair of the Economics Department at Clemson University will present an update on the rapidly changing economic conditions in the United States caused by COVID-19. During the 60-minute…

Webinar: This Is Your Brain On Numbers: Data, Statistics and COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 PM PT/ 6:00 PM ET, FTE will present a webinar titled This Is Your Brain On Numbers: Data, Statistics and COVID-19. Executive Director Ted Tucker, will be joined by economist Dr. Russell Roberts, host of EconTalk, co-creator of the…