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Education

M.S. Education (Instructional Design and Learning Technologies)
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
B.S. Elementary Education
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville



Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-3741
Fax: (314) 444-8694
Email: Andria.L.Matzenbacher@stls.frb.org

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Christine Smith
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 306-9828

Andria Matzenbacher

Andria Matzenbacher is a learning technology designer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where she works with a team of economic education specialists and developers to provide Econ Lowdown, an online teacher portal housing over 400 resources for economics and personal finance classrooms. In her role, she ensures the content in the online resources is engaging, interactive, and instructionally sound. Her goal as a learning technology designer is to help teachers do their job more efficiently and provide them with tools they can use to help students learn financial literacy and economics. Prior to joining the Bank, she taught middle school science for 10 years.

Selected Presentations

"What's New from FRED®? New Digital Courses and Fantasy Forecasting!" with Mark Bayles, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018

"Reading, Economics, and Electronic Grading, Oh My!" with Scott Wolla, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018

"Using Econ Lowdown Resources to Make it Stick!" with Kris Bertelsen, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2016

"Econ Lowdown: Award-winning, FREE Classroom Resources in Economics and Personal Finance," International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Denver, CO, June 2016

"What’s New from Econ Lowdown?" National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, October 2015

"Advancing Financial Capability Efforts with Emerging Educational Technologies" Hands-on Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, December 2014

Selected Online Lessons

"Give Ell Credit," with Barb Flowers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2018.

"Ella Saves Today," with Barb Flowers and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016.

"Government Budgets," with Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016.

"Art of Decisionmaking," with Barb Flowers and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2013.

"Fiscal Policy," with Kris Bertelsen, Barb Flowers and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2013.

"Monetary Policy," with Scott Wolla, Barb Flowers, and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2013.

"Once Upon a Decision," with Barb Flowers and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2013.

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

Federal Reserve Economic Education SharePoint Committee, chair, 2020

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Gold Curriculum Award: Ella’s Adventures Series, 2019

Federal Reserve Economic Education Technology Committee, chair-elect, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award for System Leadership: OMWI Leadership: Bringing Economics to Everyone, 2017

International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), 2015-2016

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE), 2014-present

President’s Award for Innovation, Learning and Development Support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2011