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Stephen Day

Term Associate Professor
Director, VCU Center for Economic Education

Area: Virginia Council on Economic Education

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B2150


  • PhD, North Carolina State University, 2015.


Published Intellectual Contributions
  • Swan, K., Lee, J., Mueller, R., Day, S. H. (2014). Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: A Guide to Inquiry-based Instruction in Social Studies. Silver Spring, Maryland: National Council for the Social Studies.
Book Chapter
  • Day, S. H., Podleski, G., Mendez-Carbajo, D., Wolla, S. (2023). Teaching economics using primary sources. In The Educator's Handbook for Teaching with Primary Sources. New York, New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Day, S. H. (2022). Daniel Tiger: A storm in the neighborhood. In Yoder P., & Johnson A. (Eds.), Hollywood or History? An Inquiry-Based Strategy for Using Film to Acknowledge Trauma in Social Studies (pp.49-56). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Day, S. H., Sennewald, S., Scarpinato, S. (2020). What can local store products tell me about the world and its people?. In Maguth B., & Wu G. (Eds.), Inquiry-Based Global Learning in the K–12 Social Studies Classroom. Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780429331497
  • Day, S. H. (2019). Developing authentic performance assessments in a classroom mini-economy: Reflections on the process of design. In Design Research in Social Studies Education: Critical Lessons from an Emerging Field, 1st Edition (vol. 1). New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780429024382
  • Day, S. H. (2018). Should we tax robots?. In Swan K., John L. K., & Grant S. (Eds.), Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework, Part Two (pp.177-186). Silver Spring, Maryland: National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Day, S. H. (2014). The New Deal. In Government and Economics. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO.
  • Day, S. H. (2013). John Locke. In Economic Thinkers: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO.
Journal Article
  • Carr, J., Day, S. H., Kruggel, J. (2023). Helping middle and high school students make financial decisions in uncertain times. (2 ed., vol. 87, pp.100-102). Social Education.
  • Day, S. H., Kruggel, J., Carr, J. (2023). What are smart money moves for teachers in an uncertain economy?. (2 ed., vol. 87, pp.96-99). Social Education.
  • Nunes, E., Day, S. H., Sultanum, B. (2022). Is it still an economics course? The effect of a standardized personal finance test on the learning of economics. (2 ed., vol. 68). The American Economist. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/05694345221145153
  • Day, S. H., Dague, C. T. (2017). What makes a skateboarder? Teaching high school students how to conduct sociological inquiry. (4 ed., vol. 81, pp.244-249). Social Education.
  • Day, S. H. (2015). “The Stock Market Game taught me to be more careful with my money:” A closer look. (vol. 30). Journal of Consumer Education.
  • Ferrarini, T. H., Day, S. H. (2014). NAFTA: The world's largest trading zone turns 20. (6 ed., vol. 78, pp.306-311). Social Education.
  • Kozdras, D., Day, S. H. (2013). Common core state standards and economics: Reading like a detective, writing like a reporter, and thinking like an economist. (vol. 52, pp.23-31). California: Social Studies Review.