Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mark Schug was formerly the director of the UWM Center for Economic Education. He is a senior fellow with the National Council on Economic Education and was appointed to the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy in 2005. His research and teaching focus is economic education and market reforms in education.
Schug has written and edited more than 180 publications including articles, books, and book chapters. He is the co-author of several national curriculum programs, the most recent of which are "Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics," and "Financial Fitness for Life: Going for the Gold." In addition, he serves as a consultant to the Political Economy Research Center, Wisconsin Council on Economic Education, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and many school districts and organizations.
In 1998, Schug received the John C. Schramm Leadership Award, given by the National Council on Economic Education. Schug serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Urban League Academy of Business and Economics, Association of Private Enterprise Education, and the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies. He received an M.A. degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.