Center for Economic Education

Contact Information

William C. Wood, Center for Economic Education

Contact Details


We provide training and assistance to area teachers and selected adult audiences to further the understanding of economics and the private enterprise system. Other related key words: Public Schools K-12, Education, Economic literacy, personal financial literacy, entrepreneurship education


Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


The Center was established in 1972.


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

Local exposure, increasing awareness of higher education opportunities for 4-8th grade students; traditionally underserved populations getting access, including places like Greene County, Page County, and Shenandoah County (rural).

Community Partner Name

Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Rockingham County Public Schools, Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning


Community Service

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