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Margo Sorgman

Visiting Scholar Margo Sorgman

Dr. Margo Sorgman is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics' Center for Economic Education. She is conducting research with Dr. Helen Roberts on the financial literacy of high school students involved in the After School Matters Program. That line of research continues her work, as co-creator and Associate Director of the Indiana University Kokomo's Center for Economic Education, a partnership between the School of Business and Division of Education. With her colleague Dr. Kathy Parkison, she developed the KACE Model of teacher efficacy in economics education. Together they have published twelve articles and fifty presentations in economics education. For their work in economics education, they received the Indiana Council for the Social Studies Distinguished Teacher Award and were selected by the National Council for Economic Education to participate in their Train the Teachers Program in Prague.

Dr. Sorgman has won major awards for teaching to include seven Trustees Teaching Awards , the Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award , the Indiana University President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award (FACET). With FACET colleagues, she assisted in the development of the Indiana University Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. As Professor Emeritus, she continues her work in FACET and the Mack Center. She received the Indiana University George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service and the Indiana University Kokomo Virgil Hunt Service Award.

Dr. Sorgman was Professor and Chair of Education at Indiana University Kokomo, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Elementary Education and Director of Women's Studies at the University of Utah, Associate Dean of Education and Professional Studies at Central Connecticut State University, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Endicott College in Massachusetts. She was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York in Geneseo, and a teaching fellow at Boston University.

Dr. Sorgman received her Ed. D. from Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in social studies education in 1972.

As a new resident of Chicago, Dr. Sorgman has become a volunteer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Women's Association, the Association for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, the Executive Service Corps, the Chicago Foundation of Education, and the Fashion Resource Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She is partnering with the Illinois Council of Economic Education in a grant to infuse financial literacy strands into the Illinois economic standards.