Dr. John Swinton, professor of economics, was recently named a recipient of the 2018 Gold National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Curriculum Award.
According to NAEE, the award celebrates superior curricular resources, while also offering teachers and administrators a tool for choosing curriculum based on thorough examination by a committee of experts in subject matter and curriculum design.
Swinton’s award recognizes Comparative Advantage and Cookie Trade, a game he created for his Principles of Microeconomics course. It teaches students why trade is generally beneficial, and why restraining it can hurt all countries.
The award will be presented at the National Association of Economic Educators Spring Professional Development Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado, from Feb. 28 through March 1.