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Ph.D. Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Saint Louis University
M.A. Economics for Educators
University of Delaware
M.S. Teacher Education
Bemidji University


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Senior Economic Education Specialist, 2010 – present; Adjunct Economics Instructor, Jefferson College, 2011; Social Studies Teacher, Hibbing High School, Hibbing, Minnesota, 1996 – 2010


Economics, economic education, social studies education, online learning


Suiter, M. C., & Wolla, S. A. (2015). Resources for Teaching Economic and Financial Literacy in Light of the Great Recession. Social Education, 79(2), 74-77.

Wolla, S. (2015). College: Learning the Skills to Pay the Bills? Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics, 1-4.

Flowers, B., Suiter, M., & Wolla S. (2014). Why Do We Call it The ‘Great' Depression? Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry-Based Instruction in the Social Studies, 99-110.

Wolla, S. A. (2014). The Economics of Immigration: A Story of Substitutes and Complements. Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics, 1-5.

Wolla, S. (2014). Job Market Signaling: An Active Learning Approach for Teaching Education and Employment. Social Studies Research & Practice, 9(2).

Wolla, S. A. (2013). Money and inflation: a functional relationship. Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics, 1-4.

Wolla, S. (2013). Why Didn't China Discover the New World?, Social Education, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 68 - 73.

Cosgrove, K., Suiter, M., and Wolla, S. (2012). Data Literacy Contributes to Critical Thinking: FRED for the Classroom, Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 7, No. 4.

Bosshardt, W., Ferrarini, T., Haskell, D., Hill, A., Lopus, J., Meszaros, B., Scahill, E., VanFossen, P., and Wolla, S. (2011). Focus: Middle School World History. New York: Council for Economic Education.