Professor Barbara J. Phipps, Ph.D.

School of Education -
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 309
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Second office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 110G



Summary

Teaching

Research

Selected Publications

Bushati, D., & Phipps, B. J. (2013). Teacher training and economics understanding of Albanian high school students [Journal Articles]. 14(September), 46–56.
Phipps, B. J., Strom, R. J., & Baumol, W. J. (2012). Economics without the Prince of Denmark: The entrepreneur in introductory economics [Journal Articles]. 43(1), 58–71.
Bushati, D. B., Ph. D., & Phipps, B. J., Ph. D. (2010). Attitudes of economic educators toward markets in Eastern Europe & the former Soviet Union by reform status of the educator’s country [Journal Articles]. 11(3), 47–60.
Channell, G., Flowers, B., Hopkins, M., Phipps, B. J., & Shearer, D. (2007). Focus: Grades K-2 Economics [Books]. National Council on Economic Education.
Phipps, B. J., Vredeveld, G., & Voikova, A. (2002). Economic Education Reform in Bulgaria: Some Positive Steps Toward Expanding the Economic Knowledge of Bulgarian Students (M. Watts & W. Walstad, Eds.) [Book Chapters]. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Phipps, B. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). “It’s Getting Priced Out”: Parents’ Perspectives on College Amidst Rising Costs, Student Loan Debt (working title) [Manuscripts].
West, S., Ph. D., Banerjee, M., Ph. D., Friedline, T., Ph. D., & Phipps, B. J., Ph. D. (accepted/in press). Coming up short: Family composition, income, and household savings [Journal Articles]. in press.
Phipps, B. J., Ph. D. (unpublished). Economics Understanding of Children:
Evolution of the Theoretical Foundations, Review of Research, and Directions for Further Study
[Manuscripts].
Phipps, B. J., Kardash, N., & Friedline, T. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Foundations of Financial Understanding: Three Case Studies [Manuscripts].

Selected Presentations

Phipps, B. J., Kardash, N., & Friedline, T. (10/1/2016 - 10/31/2016). Foundations of financial capability: Three case studies. Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ
Phipps, B. J. (7/30/2014 - 7/30/2014). Teaching Economics in U.S. History. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Summer Workshop Series. Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO
Phipps, B. J., Kardash, N., & London, S. (4/21/2014 - 12/31/2014). Entrepreneurs & Innovators in Children's Storybooks. Federal Reserve Bank Midwest Teacher Conference. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Phipps, B. J., Surbaugh, S., Kardash, N., & London, S. (10/5/2012 - 10/5/2012). Money, Math, & Make Believe: Integrating Economics into Math with Children’s Trade Books. Annual Conference of the Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators. Kansas City, MO
Phipps, B. J., Baumol, W. J., Mankiw, G., Frank, R., & Strom, R. J. (6/2/2012 - 6/2/2012). Entrepreneurship and the Introductory Economics Text. American Economic Association Conference on Teaching Economics and Economic Education Research. Boston, MA
Phipps, B. J., Shivers, L., & Pyle, D. (4/1/2012 - 4/1/2012). “Economics in World History,”. Annual Tri-State Conference on Economic Education, K-12. Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City
Phipps, B. J., Strom, R. J., & Baumol, W. J. (6/30/2011). Principles of Economics without the Prince of Denmark. American Economic Association Conference on Teaching Economics and Economic Education Research, Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA
Bushati, D., & Phipps, B. J. (1/31/2011). Teacher Training and Economics Understanding of Albanian High School Students. Annual Conference of the Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators. Denver, CO
Phipps, B. J., Kardash, N., & Voyles, G. (10/31/2009). Economics Book Clubs and Other Tools to Motivate Pre-Service Teachers. Annual Conference of The Council of Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators. Washington, DC
Phipps, B. J., Kardash, N., & Deplazes, S. Y. (1/31/2009). Assessment of the Level of Economic Literacy Among School Students in Kansas. Research paper for Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA
Phipps, B. J., & London, S. (10/31/2008). Children's Literature for Understanding Economics: A Searchable Comprehensive Online Database. Annual Conference of the National Association of Economic Educators & The National Council on Economic Education. Biloxi, MS
Phipps, B. J. (6/6/2008). Keynote for speech for Housing & Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. Annual Conference
Phipps, B. J., & London, S. (10/3/2007 - 10/5/2007). Center Collaboration with School Districts through a Masters Fellowship Program. Annual Conference of the National Association of Economic Educators & the National Council on Economic Education. Denver, CO
Phipps, B. J. (5/3/2007 - 5/4/2007). Midwest Economic Education Conference, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. Kansas City, MO
Phipps, B. J. (5/3/2007 - 5/4/2007). Center/Council Relations Best Practices. Panel discussant for Midwest Economic Education Conference, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Phipps, B. J. (5/3/2007 - 5/4/2007). Entrepreneurship for Youth. Midwest Economic Education Conference, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Phipps, B. J. (5/28/2007). Organization Development Strategies in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education. Transatlantic Crossings: Primary & Secondary Level Entrepreneurship Education in Portugal and the United States, Conference of the Fundação Luso-Americana. Lisbon, Portugal
Phipps, B. J., & London, S. (10/31/2006). Creating Online Courses for Teacher Professional Development. National Council on Economic Education. New York, NY
Phipps, B. J., & Schug, M. (10/31/2005). Economics & Entrepreneurship Programs for Urban High School Youth. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX
Phipps, B. J. (9/30/2004). Market Attitudes of Educators in Eastern Europe & the Former Soviet Union and Reform Progress of Their Countries. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR
Phipps, B. J. (2/28/2004). Councils & Centers: Specialization & Division of Labor in the Network. Session chair for National Association of Economic Educators Leadership Conference. Kansas City, MO
Phipps, B. J., Littrell, R., Egan, P., & Kardash, N. (10/31/2003). Highlighting Your State's Stake in the Global Marketplace. Session chair and presenter at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA
Phipps, B. J., & Kardash, N. (6/30/2003). Internationalizing the Curriculum. Olathe Summer Conference. Olathe, KS
Phipps, B. J., & O'Neill, J. B. (1/31/2003). State Economic Education Councils Relationships with Centers Host Institutions: Models & Issues. Session co-chair and discussion leader at National Association of Economic Educators Leadership Conference. Las Vegas, NV
Phipps, B. J., Burimi, D., Egan, F. P., Kardash, N., & London, S. (10/31/2002). What Should U.S. Students Know about the Economic Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc?. Presenter and session chair at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
Phipps, B. J. (4/30/2002). Issues in Education During Eastern Europe's Transformation. The Unfinished Business of the Cold War: University of Kansas Area Studies Centers Annual International Conference. Overland Park, KS
Phipps, B. J. (4/30/2002). The Unfinished Business of the Cold War: Issues in Education. KU Center for Russian & East European Studies Collaborative Conference: The Unfinished Business of the Cold War. Overland Park, KS
Phipps, B. J. (7/31/2001). Discussion of: Buckles. S., Schug, M. & Watts, M. 'A National Survey of State Assessment Practices in Economics and Social Studies'. Paper discussant at Western Economics Association. San Francisco, CA
Phipps, B. J., Surbaugh, S., & Egan, P. (6/30/2001). Shifting through the Curves: Supply, Demand and the Kansas Speedway. Olathe Summer Conference. Olathe, KS
Phipps, B. J. (5/31/2001). Organization Development Strategies: A Regional Economic Education Professional Association for Southeast Europe. Economics International Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia
O'Neill, J., & Phipps, B. J. (3/31/2001). Councils & Centers on Economic Education: Relationships with Host Universities. National Association of Economic Educators Leadership Conference. Baltimore, MD
O'Neill, J., & Phipps, B. J. (3/31/2001). Councils & Centers on Economic Education: Relationships with Host Universities. Session chair for National Association of Economic Educators Leadership Conference. Baltimore, MD
Strom, R. J., & Phipps, B. J. (3/31/2001). Outcomes and Assessment: The Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics. Society of Economic Educators Annual Meeting. Naples, FL
Phipps, B. J. (11/30/2000). Bulgaria in Transition: The View from Block 103. KU Center for Russian & East European Faculty Seminars
Phipps, B. J., Odorzynski, S., & Parliament, C. (10/31/2000). International Sabbaticals & Fulbrights: Their Contributions to Economics International Program and Individual Professional Development. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Savannah, GA
Phipps, B. J. (5/19/2000 - 5/21/2000). Globalization and Education. Roundtable presentation at 4th Annual Bulgarian Fulbright Conference. Sofia, Bulgaria
Phipps, B. J. (2/28/2000). Economies in Transition: The View from Block 103. Kansas Association of Middle Level Educators. Shawnee Mission, KS
Phipps, B. J. (1/31/2000). Creative Teaching Methods for University Economics. Seminar for Economics Faculty at Sofia University. Sofia, Bulgaria
Phipps, B. J. (12/31/1999). Economic Decision-Making for Policymakers. Seminar for District of Pleven, Bulgaria, Conference of Mayors
Lopus, J. L., Harris, R., & Phipps, B. J. (4/30/1999). Teaching about Transition Using Case Studies. International Conference on Effective Strategies in Economic Education. Glasgow, Scotland
Surbaugh, S., Phipps, B. J., & Carr, M. M. (10/31/1998). Teaching Strategies in Economic Education: Economics in a Box. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Washington, DC
Phipps, B. J. (9/30/1997). Research in Economic Education, K-12. Session chair at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN
Phipps, B. J. (9/30/1996). Work, Income and Human Capital: Beliefs and Knowledge of Urban Elementary School Children. Session chair and paper presentation at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI
Hopkins, M. C., Phipps, B. J., & Surbaugh, S. (11/30/1995). Community Connections in the Primary Classroom. National Council on the Social Studies Annual Conference. Chicago, IL
Hopkins, M. C., Phipps, B. J., & Surbaugh, S. (9/30/1995). Creative Approaches to Economic Education. Conference clinic presenter at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX
Phipps, B. J. (9/30/1993). Economic Education in the Elementary Classroom: Scope and Sequence. New Mexico Council on Economic Education Fall Conference. Albuquerque, NM
Phipps, B. J., & Clark, J. E. (6/30/1993). Measuring Attitudes and Cognition: The Effects of Economics Instruction on Student Views about Economic Policy. Western Economics Association International Annual Conference. Lake Tahoe
Phipps, B. J., & Littrell, R. L. (4/30/1993). An American Perspective on Teaching and Learning Styles in Economics Education: Primary Education. United Kingdom Economics Association Annual Conference. Durham, UK
Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1992). Centers for Economic Education: Financial and Human Resource Management. National Council on Economic Education, Council Director's Management Development Program
Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1992). Evaluating the Impact of Choices & Changes: A Model for Longitudinal Study. Research paper/report presenter and session organizer/chair at National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL
Clark, J. E., & Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1992). Improving the Measurement of Attitudes in Economic Education Research. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL
Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1992). Teaching Economics and Geography in U.S. History. National Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL
Clark, J. E., & Phipps, B. J. (7/31/1992). Do Principles of Economics Students Think Like Economists?. Research paper presented at Western Economics Association International Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA
Phipps, B. J., & Clark, J. E. (1/31/1992). Attitudes toward Economics: Uni- or Multidimensional. Research paper presented at American Economics Association (Allied Social Sciences Association) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA
Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1991). Educating Economic Educators: Doctoral Options in Economic Education. Research paper and session organizer/chair at National Association of Economic Educators Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY
Beller, A. H., Phipps, B. J., & Krein, S. (4/30/1991). The Development and Implementation of Child Support Guidelines: Progress and Issues. American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, OH
Phipps, B. J. (10/31/1990). The Infrastructure: An Essential Aspect of Kansas Studies. Kansas Studies Conference, Kansas State Department of Education. Topeka, KS
Phipps, B. J. (4/30/1990). The Economic Well-Being of the Elderly. American Council on Consumer Interests
Phipps, B. J. (3/31/1989). Factors Affecting Economics Learning in Nine Grade Civics Classes. Research paper presented at Eastern Economics Association

Selected Grants

Economic Education Program Development. Cloud L. Cray Foundation. $130000.00. Submitted 3/1/2013 (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015). Foundation. Status: Funded
Virtual Economics Teacher Training. Council for Economic Education. $5500.00. Submitted 3/1/2013 (3/28/2013 - 12/31/2013). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Center for Economic Education Programs. Cloud L. Cray Foundation. $194000.00. Submitted 1/1/2011 (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded. funds for several economic education purposes--development of curriculum and technology applications, to conduct face-to-face and online training courses and programs.
Nook Books in Economic Education. The Council for Economic Education, Excellence in Economic Education Program. Submitted 1/1/2011 (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. demonstration program for use of iPads to teach economics and social studies in elementary-level classrooms
Personal Finance Education with a Focus on Hispanic Communities. Council for Economic Education. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. Grant to provide training in personal finance & economics to four Kansas City, KS schools with high percentage of Hispanic students.
Teacher Scholarships for Participation at the CEE Annual Conference. Council for Economic Education. $5250.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. Provided funding for area educators to attend the national conference of the Council for Economic Education held in Kansas City in October 2012.
Institute in Economic Education: The Rise of East Asia in the Global Economy. The Council for Economic Education, Excellence in Economic Education Program. (12/31/2011). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Center for Economic Education Programs, Professional Development, and Graduate Fellowships. Cloud L. Cray Foundation. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/2010). Foundation. Status: Funded
Parents of Teenagers Survey on Personal Financial Literacy. H&R Block-Barkley. (12/31/2009). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Summer Institute in Economic Education: East Asia in the Global Economy. The Council for Economic Education, Excellence in Economic Education Program. (12/31/2009). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Short & Long-Term Effects of University of Kansas Senior Academy in Economics & Entrepreneurship. National Council on Economic Education. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Entrepreneurship & Economics Summer Academy for Urban High School Youth. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007). Foundation. Status: Funded
Entrepreneurship & Economics Summer Academy for Urban High School Youth. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006). Status: Funded
Integration of Kansas Performance Standards in Economics into U.S. History Curricula. Kansas Board of Regents. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. No Child Left Behind-Improving Teacher Quality Grant.
Student-Based Activities: A Summer Academy for Inner City High School Youth. National Council on Economic Education, Excellence in Economic Education Program. (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2006). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Distribution of Curriculum & Teaching Materials in Northeast Kansas. National Council on Economic Education, Excellence in Economic Education Program. (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2005). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Entrepreneurship & Economics Summer Academy for Urban High School Youth. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2005). Status: Funded
KU Summer Institute in Economic Education. Cloud L. Cray Foundation. (1/1/1995 - 12/31/2004). Foundation. Status: Funded
Integration of Kansas Performance Standards in Economics into History Curricula. Kansas Board of Regents. (12/31/2002). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant.
Economic Systems Mini-Grant. National Council on Economic Education. (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2001). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Revival & Revision of T&L 971, Comparative Education. University of Kansas Office of International Programs. (12/31/2000). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Grant for Internationalizing KU Curriculum.
Mini-Society ® Training and Evaluation. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1999). Foundation. Status: Funded
Evaluation of and Teacher Training for an Economic Education Program for At-Risk School Children. Kansas Council on Economic Education. (1/1/1991 - 12/31/1997). State of Kansas. Status: Funded
Studying Solutions, Expanding Opportunities via Children's Savings Accounts. University of Kansas, Research Investment Council. $135000.00. Submitted 9/1/2013. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Not Funded

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