Professor Sahar Bahmani is Director of the Center for Economic Education, and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is a graduate of Nicolet High School, and earned her Bachelor's degree in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in economics and political science. She earned her master of arts degree in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2007, both in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Bahmani has been teaching since 2003 at different institutions, such as UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, and Marquette University and was named a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. She has published extensively in monetary economics in such journals as: Economics Bulletin, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance and the Journal of Developing Areas.
Professor Norman Cloutier is Director of the Center for Economic Education, and Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He has been teaching economics for more than 25 years. Professor Cloutier has twice received the UW-Parkside Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award and he has received the University of Wisconsin Regents Teaching Excellence Award. He has published numerous articles in refereed professional journals on the economics of urban problems, labor markets, econometrics, and economics pedagogy. In 2004, he was awarded the UW-Parkside Faculty Distinguished Service Award and was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the UW-System Board of Regents for his contribution to economic development issues. In 2008, he was named Rookie of the Year by the (national) Council for Economic Education and the National Association of Economic Educators in recognition of the programming in the UW-Parkside CEE.
Professor Dennis Kaufman is Associate Director of the Center for Economic Education, and Associate Professor of Economics, and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He has been teaching economics for more than 20 years. Professor Kaufman has twice been nominated for the UW-Parkside Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award. He has published articles in refereed professional journals on economics pedagogy, public economics and environmental economics. In addition, he has developed web-based interactive graphs and tutorials and served as a consultant and content developer for several major academic publishers.
Professor Farida Khan is Associate Director of the Center for Economic Education, and Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has taught economics at the university level since 1984. Her areas of specialization are international economics, economic development, and applied general equilibrium modeling. She has published articles in refereed professional journals and in specialized books. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies and has worked extensively with the World Bank and other economic development organizations. She brings economic topics to other disciplines such as International Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Business, and History at UW-Parkside.