Center for Economic Education
Pam Whalley serves as director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University in addition to teaching courses at WWU. As director, she presents teacher training workshops and community outreach programs on economics and personal finance topics to educators across the state. Pam is currently Education Chair of the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership. FEPPP is charged by the legislature with increasing the level of financial capability of Washington’s k-12 students. In this capacity, she coordinated the first k-12 districtwide rollout of financial education in the state, presented and coordinated educatorprofessional development including the training of mentor teachers, and collaborated with OSPI in the development of Washington’s k-12 standards in personal finance. Her research interests include work in financial education, and she has had two financial education books, Financial Fitness for Life Parent’s Guide k-5 and the Financial Fitness for Life Parent’s Guide 6-12 published. In her spare time, she is the Washington coordinator of the Security Industries Foundation’s Stock Market Game.