Steven M. Reff
Economics Lecturer
University of Arizona
(2007 - 2016)
The 2015 University of Arizona
Five-Star Faculty Award
Outstanding Educator, The University of Arizona College of Education Alumni Council (1995)
Have taught 12,715 students over the past 10 years (2016)
Eller College Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (2013 - 2014)
Eller College Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (2012 - 2013)
Eller College Faculty Member of the Year (Large Class) (2010)
Eller College Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (2007 - 2008)
University of Arizona Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award (1992 - 1993)
Employment and Writing:

(1980 - 2010) Economics Educator in Tucson, Arizona (30 years)
(1988 - 2010) Advanced Placement Economics Educator (22 years)
(2006 - 2016) Consultant for the Thomas R. Brown Foundation (11 years)
(2007 - 2016) The University of Arizona as a Lecture in the Economics
                 Department where I have taught over 12,000 students (10 years)
(2002 - 2020) Author of three Economics eTextbooks and five Economics eWorkbooks.  
                  
 Reffonomics.com

University of Arizona Teaching Awards:

Five Star Faculty Member Award at the Year at The University of Arizona (2015)
Eller College Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Award 2014
Eller College Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Award 2013
Eller College Faculty Member of the Year Award 2010
Eller College Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Award 2007
Alpha Kappa Psi Outstanding Faculty Award (2012)
Pi Kappa Alpha Administration, Faculty & Staff Award (2012)
Phi Gamma Delta Favorite Professor Award (2011)

Other Teaching Awards:

U.S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award by the U.S. Department of
Education (1999)
Tucson Teacher of the Year presented by Tucson Scottish Rite Bodies (1998)
Outstanding Educator, The University of Arizona College of Education Alumni
Council (1995)
University of Arizona Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award (1992 –1993)

Honorary Memberships:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Golden Key National Honor Society
Rotary International

Keynote Speaker at:

Mayor and City Council and The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce
Project Prosperity (2016)
Economic Outlook Breakfast at LaPaloma (2014) (350 business people in attendance)
The Last Lecture Series (2011 and 2012)
Tedx “Demystifying the Federal Government Budget”
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars induction ceremonies
The International Golden Key Club induction ceremonies

Involvement in Other Organizations:

Assistant Director of Mt. Lemmon Ski School for the past 42 years.
AP Economics Consultant for The College Board*
Table Reader at the AP* Economics Readings in Lincoln, Nebraska
Member of the AP* Economics Test Development Committee
Director and Presenter at the AP Economics Technology Institute at the
University of Arizona

Other Teaching Experiences:

AP* Economics Consultant (taught a one-week workshop in Seoul, South Korea
2010 and a two-day workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia 2012, along with teaching
teachers how to bring economics alive in the classroom throughout the country
in Atlanta, GA, Malibu, CA, San Gabriel, CA, Honolulu, HI, Phoenix, AZ,
and Tucson, AZ.

2007

Taught a one-week AP Economics Workshop at the AP Institute at Lake Tahoe
Taught a one-week AP Economics Workshop at the AP Seminars at Stanford
Presenter at the AP Southern California Institute at Redondo Beach, California
Keynote Speaker at the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve (Florida)
AP Economics Consultant for The College Board
Table Leader at the AP Economics Readings in Lincoln, Nebraska
Presenter at The College Board National Conference in Orlando, Florida
Taught a one-week AP Economics Workshop at The Phoenix Desert AP Institute
Taught a one-week AP Economics Workshop at The AP Seminars at Stanford
Presenter at The AP Economics National Conference at the Richmond Federal Reserve

2005

AP Economics Consultant for The College Board
Table Leader at the AP Economics Readings in Lincoln, Nebraska
Taught and Directed at The 5th Annual AP Economics Technology Institute in Tucson
Taught AP Economics teachers online for UCLA
Taught at The Phoenix Desert AP Institute Taught at The AP Seminars at Stanford
Started EconomicsUniversity, an online source for economic lesson plans twice a
month

2004

AP Economics Consultant for The College Board (San Francisco, Denver, Pasadena)
Table Leader at the AP Economics Readings in Lincoln, Nebraska
Taught and Directed at The 4th Annual AP Economics Technology Institute in Tucson
Keynote speaker at a teachers’ conference at the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve in Washington, D.C.
Keynote speaker at the Richmond Federal Reserve in Richmond, VA
Taught AP Economics teachers online for UCLA
Taught at The Phoenix Desert AP Institute
Taught at The AP Seminars at Stanford
Received an award as a semi-finalist for the NASDAQ National Economics Teacher
of the Year

Prior to 2004

As a paid consultant for The College Board, I taught numerous one-day AP Economics
workshops for The College Board:

*San Diego (twice) LaJolla (twice)
*Cal State--Irvine (three times)
*Los Angeles (four times)
*Cal State--San Bernardino (twice)
*Cal State--Santa Barbara
*San Francisco (twice)
*Las Vegas (twice)
*Tucson Premier Institute (five times)
*Hawaii Institute (three times)
*Pacific AP Institute in Monterey, CA (twice)

In March 1999, I traveled throughout Ukraine on a study tour on economic education,
sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education and in September of 1999,
traveled to Prague, Czech Republic to participate with Eastern European economics
educators in writing economics curriculum to share with teachers throughout the world.
During this time I served my two-year term on the editorial board for the
National Council on Economic Education’s EconomicsMinute.

Education:

Masters’ Degree in Education (emphasis in Business Education)
University of Arizona (1981)
Bachelor of Science in Education (Business Education)
University of Arizona (1977)
Steven M. Reff
Reffonomics.com