Both the nominator and the nominee must be members of NAEE. Anyone involved in economic education can nominate if they are a member of the organization, and any individual nominated can be considered if they are members or join the organization.
Nominations will be held for consideration for three years. If a nominee is not selected the first year, he/she will automatically be considered for the same award during the next two years.
HOW TO NOMINATE
1. Before nominating an individual, please ask his/her permission, make sure she/he is a current NAEE member, and request a current vita in electronic format. The vita should be five pages or less and should focus on the criteria for the relevant award.
2. Please begin by looking over the online form the Awards Committee now uses for nominations. Use your review of this form to develop the electronic materials you will need for the nomination. Please submit all materials associated with the nomination at the same time. The following information is needed:
3. The nominating letter and support letters should provide specific information regarding the nominee's accomplishments in economic education relevant to the specific award. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please upload the vita and up to three nominating letters into the form links (at the end), although if these are combined into one file, you may upload that in the vita field.
James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award
The James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award is presented by the National Association of Economic Educators to an economic educator who has been unusually successful at developing teachers of economics, and beyond that, someone who has inspired these teachers to also be advocates, recruiting other teachers into the economics fold. This economic educator, in the spirit of the award's namesake, multiplied the number of teachers, who further multiplied the number of students impacted by economics. The James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award will be presented at the NAEE professional development meeting or at the annual NAEE meeting.
James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Previous Winners
2015 James O'Neill
Bessie B. Moore Service Award
The Bessie B. Moore Service Award is designed to recognize individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with the CEE/NAEE organizations, and whose outstanding and dedicated service has had a significant impact on the delivery and enhancement of economic education. As one of our foremost economic educators, Moore organized and conducted economic education programs that gained board and community support, operated on a sound financial basis, reached virtually all Arkansas schools and attained national recognition for teacher curriculum projects. The Arkansas program, under her leadership and skillful management, became a model for other states.
Bessie B. Moore Service Award Previous Winners
1987 Sanford Gordon
1997 Peter Moore
2007 Nancy A. Lang
Henry H. Villard Research Award
The Henry H. Villard Research Award was established to encourage and recognize outstanding contributions in economic education research. As a faculty member at City University in New York, Villard was co-founder and first editor of The Journal for Economic Education. His contributions to early research in the discipline were notable and set the tone and pace for later research. The NAEE Research Committee makes a recommendation for the recipient of this award.
Henry H. Villard Research Award Previous Winners
1986 Phil Saunders
1998 Robin Bartlett
2010 David Colander
John C. Shramm Leadership Award
The John C. Shramm Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with the CEE/NAEE network, and whose leadership has had an extraordinary, positive impact at both the state and national levels. As director of the Kazanjian Foundation and the Kazanjian Awards Program (later sponsored by the International Paper Foundation), Schramm provided national leadership in economic education that serves as a model for the network.
John C. Shramm Leadership Award Previous Winners
1986 George Dawson
1997 Art Welch
2008 Jane S. Lopus
Patricia Elder International Award
The Patricia Elder International Award, renamed in 2010 for long-time international specialist for CEE, Patty Elder, is designed to recognize individuals whose outstanding and dedicated service and leadership have had a significant impact on the delivery or enhancement of economic education throughout the world.
Patricia Elder International Award Previous Winners
2001 Michael Watts
2007 Paul and Maria Lacatus
2013 John Brock
Rising Star Award
This award is to recognize an individual who has been a member of the economic education network for seven years or less. The purpose of the award is to identify someone who has "hit the ground running" and made extraordinary contributions to economic education programs or services early in his or her career in economic education. The Rising Star Award encourages, recognizes, and acclaims one who has met the challenges of providing economic education service early on and who demonstrates the dedication and potential to be a strong leader in the future.
Rising Star Award Previous Winners
1998 Jeannette Mitchell
2012 Carlos Asarta
Abbejean Kehler Technology Award
This award recognizes a NAEE member instrumental in promoting the use of technology to improve the delivery of programs in economic education. This award recognizes the contribution of Abbejean Kehler, who chaired the NAEE Technology Committee for several years and continued serving on the Committee until her death in 2009.
This special honor is given at the discretion of the NAEE Technology Committee to a NAEE member who exhibits the Abbe's commitment to utilizing technology as a means of building a stronger network for economic educators, and improving the efficiency of Councils and Centers in delivering teaching training programs.
Abbejean Kehler Technology Award Previous Winners
2009 Tawni Ferrarini
2014 Phil VanFossen
Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award
This award recognizes a NAEE member or members who authored an economic education paper judged the "best of the year." This award recognizes the contribution of Philip Saunders to economic education.
This special honor is given at the discretion of the NAEE Research Committee to a NAEE member who exhibits Dr. Saunders' commitment to improving our knowledge of the teaching and learning of economics.
Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award Previous Winners
2008 Paul Grimes, Kevin Rogers, and Becky Campbell, for "K-12 Economic Education and Access to Financial Services"
2009 William B. Walstad, Ken Rebeck, and Richard A. MacDonald, for "The Effects of Financial Education on the Financial Knowledge of High School Students"
2010 Sue Lynn Sasser and Paul Grimes, for "Personal Financial Literacy: A Baseline Analysis Of Teacher Knowledge In Oklahoma"
2011 Roger Butters and Carlos Asarta, for "Gender And Economic Understanding In U.S. High Schools"
2013 William Walstad and Elizabeth Breitbach, for "Financial Literacy and Banking: Findings and Implications for Economic Education."
2014 Tisha L.N. Emerson, Linda English, and Gayle Hoyt, for "High School Economics, State Mandates, and Preparation for College Level Economics Courses."
2017 Amanda Brooke Jennings, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, University of Delaware, for "Spending my parents' money, saving my own money: A mixed methods approach to kids' purchasing behaviors"
2019 Ashley Tharayil and William Walstad, for “Investigating the Relationship between Financial Education and Financial Risk Tolerance.”
An individual award that is presented to honor someone for contributions to NAEE or CEE or economic education when those contributions are not a natural fit into the specific categories of the other awards. The Awards Committee typically initiates this award with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Special Awards Previous Winners
2006 Claire Melican: Special Award for Outstanding Service to Research in Economic Education