NKU Center for Economic Education names new director

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Northern Kentucky University announced Ryan Goss as director of the Center for Economic Education.

Since taking the new role on Aug. 1, Goss is tasked with leading NKU’s center that increases resources to help K-12 students and local educators learn about economics and personal finance, according to an announcement from NKU.

“My experiences in education have taught me that while teaching economics and financial literacy is something that I am passionate about, I share an equal passion about building a community that fosters opportunities for students far beyond the boundaries of our county and state,” he said.

Goss brings experience with teaching and leading economic and financial literacy efforts, according to NKU. He developed and taught economics courses for Campbell County High School students over the past decade, winning numerous accolades for his teaching methods. 

“Having had the pleasure to closely work with NKU’s Center for Economic Education while in the classroom, I personally am very aware of the impact and reach that the center has,” Goss said.

He served as a member of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission, the Kentucky Financial Educators Network, and is a College Board Certified AP Microeconomics Reader. He has also presented at several professional development experiences, aiding other educators in discovering how to teach personal finance. 

Housed within the Haile College of Business, the NKU Center for Economic Education provides financial literacy training programs for K-12 educators. When the Kentucky General Assembly’s House Bill 132 passed, which required a financial literacy course as a high school graduation requirement, the center created programming to aid high school educators in creating curriculum that aligned with federal and state education standards.

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“Given the economic environment young people are facing, it is more important than ever that they gain the skills necessary to succeed financially,” said Haile College of Business Dean Hassan R. HassabElnaby. “Ryan’s commitment to the cause is evident through his advocacy and the relationships that he has built, and we are excited to see him take the center to new heights.”

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