Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahraini acquired the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Instructing Award from the Southern Financial Affiliation, a nationwide recognition for contributions to economics training.
Al-Bahraini is the director of the Heart for Financial Schooling (CEE) and an affiliate professor of economics on the Northern Kentucky College Haile/US Financial institution Faculty of Enterprise.
His analysis focuses on discovering options by figuring out the explanations behind the monetary wealth hole and analyzing monetary literacy teaching programs to assist shut the hole.
“In simply six years, Abdullah has put forth extraordinary efforts to create an inclusive and numerous tradition all through the economics program,” mentioned Faculty of Enterprise Dean Hassan HassabElnaby. “Whereas his instructing evaluations are among the many college’s highest, his more and more progressive strategy to instructing and curriculum growth is most distinctive.”
Al-Bahrani produced Econ Beats, a multimedia platform to advertise monetary literacy via enjoyable, instructional movies and economics-themed songs. He additionally created Econ Video games occasions to assist college students find out about profession alternatives and the way economics is used within the enterprise world.
Because the CEE Director, Al-Bahrani has elevated assets to assist Ok-12 college students and native educators find out about economics and private finance. The CEE collaborated with the Federal Reserve Financial institution of Cleveland to current the Danny Greenback Academy, which teaches monetary literacy via the story of an 11-year-old aspiring millionaire and his profitable lemonade stand enterprise.
The CEE developed the one instructing monetary literacy coaching for educators throughout Kentucky. Al-Bahrani aligned the coaching with federal and state training requirements to deal with Kentucky Legislature’s Home Invoice 132, which set new requirements for graduating highschool.
“I’m grateful to be acknowledged for my dedication and efforts in direction of growing economics understanding,” mentioned Dr. Al-Bahrani. “This award is a testomony to the investments made by the Haile/US Financial institution Faculty of Enterprise and NKU’s dedication to advancing student-centered training and success.”
Al-Bahrani can be recognized for his publications within the Journal of Financial Schooling and Worldwide Evaluate of Financial Schooling. He serves on the boards of the Journal of Economics Instructing, the Nationwide Affiliation of Financial Educators in addition to Kentucky’s Monetary Empowerment Fee.
Al-Bahrani has acquired a number of awards for his analysis and instructing at NKU, together with the award for Excellence in Instructing and Instruction and the Dean’s Quotation for Excellent Instructing.