Barbara Phipps, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Curriculum & Teaching and Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Kansas. She holds graduate degrees in microeconomics and family economics. She teaches economics concepts and teaching methods to educators and teacher education students. She has worked extensively in economics education in the United States and Eastern Europe, teaching economics and pedagogy to educators and conducting research in both the U.S. and Eastern Europe. She has received several grants for and has developed and conducted economics programs for urban high school youth, on technology development in economic education, and on integrating economics into other social sciences and the humanities. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the European Studies programs at KU and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Studies Program. Her current research interests include children's learning of economic concepts and economic education in transitional economies. Professor Phipps has been involved in KU Faculty Governance, serving as President of the Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents Council of Faculty Senate Presidents in 2010-11.
Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1986
An update on C&T faculty-conducted research:
Last May, Dr. Barbara Bradley was awarded a $135,000 grant from the National Endowment for Financial Education to study young children's development of financial and college-bound identities. The project is collaborative with researchers from the School of Social Welfare, the Departments of Sociology and Linguistics, & the School of Education. Her study is part of a larger project providing savings accounts and financial education to kindergartners in the LPS and following the children and their family members for several years to look at outcomes related to financial and college-bound identity formation in 2 experimental groups and one control group.