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Mary Suiter

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Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
University of Missouri, St. Louis

M.A. Economic Education
University of Delaware

B.S. Economics
University of Missouri, St. Louis


Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-4662
Fax: (314) 444-8350
Email: mary.c.suiter@stls.frb.org

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

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Taylor
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613

Mary Suiter

Assistant Vice President and Economic Education Officer

Mary Suiter is an assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She has responsibility for a talented team that develops online programming for use in high school and college classrooms and online lessons plans and interactive whiteboard applications for use in K-8 classrooms. All of these resources are available at EconLowdown®.

She is past president of the National Association of Economic Educators. She received the National Association of Economic Educators’ Bessie B. Moore Service Award in 1996 and its Patricia K. Elder International Award in 2010. She has authored numerous social studies and personal finance curricula and articles. She was a member of the writing team for the National Financial Literacy Standards published by the Council for Economic Education in March 2013. She has taught economics and personal finance workshops and trainings throughout the United States as well as in 13 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.

Selected Publications and Creative Works

"The Changing Landscape of K–12 Personal Finance Education" a chapter in Financial Literacy Education: Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs. Edited by Jay Liebowitz. Published by Taylor and Francis, 2015

Guest Editor, "Teaching about Money and the Fed" in Social Education, Vol. 79, No. 2, March/April 2015

Exploring Economics video series: "What Makes Something Useful as Money." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2015

Exploring Economics video series: "The Economics of Infrastructure." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2014. 

Tools to Enhance Teaching the Stock Market Game™, Invest it Forward™: Understanding Capital Markets--video and online course, with Bertelsen K., Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 2014.

"The St. Louis Fed offers economic and financial education, Resources for librararians." with Katrina Stierholz, College & Research Libraries News. Association of College & Research Libraries. February 2014 75(2), pp. 66-68.

Comparative Advantage, Cards, Cars, and Currency, It’s Your Paycheck, The Story of Unemployment, Currency Exchange, In Plain English online courses, with Barb Flowers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 2011-2012

National Financial Literacy Standards, with B. Meszaros, Council on Economic Education 2013.

"The Central Bank and the Constitution," with Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2011.

"Inside the Fed," with M. Schug and W. Wood, Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies, Vol. 75, No. 2, March/April 2011.

"Teacher Workshops Chipping Away at Economic Illiteracy," with B. Bosshardt and P. Grimes, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, January 2011.

"Data and Primary Source Documents for Social Studies Classrooms from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis," with Katrina Stierholz, Social Education, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2011.

Personal Finance 101: How to Open a Bank Account, How to Apply for a Loan, Rent-to-Own, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2011.

"Need to Know: New Regulations for Your Debit and Credit Cards," with B. Bennett, Inside the Vault, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fall, 2010.

GDP and Pizza online course, with D. Conner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2010

"The Federal Reserve in the Elementary Classroom," with Lyndlee Mabry, Social Studies and the Young Learner, National Council for the Social Studies, Vol 22(3). 2010

It’s Your Paycheck, with J. Bennett, et al, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2008.

The Great Depression Curriculum, with D. Conner, et al, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2008.

Financial Foundations for Kansas Kids with B. Flowers Kansas Council on Economic Education, 2006.

Focus: Middle School World Georgraphy, National Council on Economic Education, 2004.

Focus: Grades 3-5 Economics, with M. Beszaros, et al, National Council on Economic Education, 2005.

Institutions and Markets, with M. Watts, et al, National Council on Economic Education, 2003.

The Wide World of Trade, et al, National Council on Economic Education, 2003.

Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life, grades 3-5, et al, National Council on Economic Education, 2002.

Starting a Small Business in Missouri, wtih S. McCorkle and Barb Flowers, University of Missouri, 2002.

Money Math: Lessons for Life, with S. McCorcke, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2001.

Financial Fitness for Life Grades 3-5, National Council on Economic Education, 2001.

Voluntary National Standards in Economics, with B. Meszaros, et al, National Council on Economic Education, 1999.

MMI Web Page, with M. Pettit, B. Meszaros, and Barb Flowers, 1999

Economics and Children's Literature–Supplement 1998, with B. Meszaros and Barb Flowers, SPEC Publishers, Inc.

"The Case for Economics in the Elementary Classroom," wtih B. Meszaros, The Region. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 1998.

Economics and Children's Literature, with B. Mezaros, and Barb Flowers, SPEC Publishers, 1993.

The Gingerbread Man, with Barb Flowers, S. McCorkle, and editors, Center for Economic Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1993.

Writer for the April 1992 issue of The Senior Economist, National Council on Economic Education (formerly The Joint Council on Economic Education).

Guest Editor for the April 1992 issue of Economics for Kids, National Council on Economic Education (formerly The Joint Council on Economic Education).

Selected Presentations

Presentation, "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Resources for Teaching Economics," Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Post Conference: Supporting Macroeconomic Literacy, July 2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Workshop on "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Resources for Teaching Economics and Personal Finance," University of Delaware, July 2014.

Presentation on "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Resources and SIFMA Partnership," SIFMA Symposium, June 2014.

Presentation at AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in College Economics, "Results of a financial education intervention program," May 2014.

Discussant at ASSA/AEA Conference, January 2014.

Faculty for U.S. Train the Writers Program, Council for Economic Education, St. Louis, Missouri 2014.

Instructor for Economics and Children’s Literature Workshops, Minnesota Council on Economic Education, 2011, 2007, 2005.

Instructor for Economics and Children’s Literature Workshops, Purdue Center for Economic Education, 2012, 2010, 2008.

Consulted on Curriculum for the Train the Trainers Program. National Council for Economic Education, 1998, 2001, 2003.

Faculty for International Train the Writers Program, National Council for Economic Education, 1998- 2011.

Faculty for International Train the Trainers in Economics Program, National Council for Economic Education, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003.

Ukrainian/U.S. Teacher Exchange Program. National Council for Economic Education, 1996.

Mini-Society Trainer, 1989-2003.

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

National Association of Economic Education and Council for Economic Education Abbejean Kehler Technology Award 2015

The University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Alumni Association Alumni Award of Excellence 2013

The University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Alumni Association, Alumni Award of Excellence, May 2013

American Economics Association 2006-present

National Association of Economic Educators

(Member since 1985. Executive Committee 2010-2013; Executive Committee-1993-1996; Treasurer 1994, President 1995, Past-President 1996, Co-editor of The FORUM, the NAEE professional newsletter, 1991-1999)

National Council for the Social Studies 1990-present

St. Louis Council for Economic Education board member 2000-present

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis System Economic Education Group, (2006-to present; Chair 2010- 2013).

The Patricia K. Elder International Award from the National Association of Economic Educatiors and the Council on Economic Education, 2010.

Bessie B. Moore Leadership Award from the National Association of Economic Educators and Council for Economic Education, 1995.