Margaret Ray is Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, where she specializes in teaching introductory economics. She received her BS in Economics from Oklahoma State University and her PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee. Her research is primarily in the areas of economic education and equine industry economics. In 2003 she taught AP economics at Collegiate School in Virginia. Ray received the National Council on Economic Education’s Excellence in Teaching Economics award in 1991. She has been involved in the AP Economics program since 1992, serving as a reader and question leader, writing test items, overseeing the AP course audit, writing College Board “Special Focus” articles, and contributing activities to the National Council on Economic Education’s AP Economics resource. She has been a College Board Endorsed Consultant for economics since 2001 and she conducts several professional development workshops and institutes each year. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the College Board’s AP National Conference.
David Anderson is the Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics at Centre College. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and his MA and PhD in Economics from Duke University. Anderson is a leading authority on AP Economics and speaks regularly at the National AP Economics Teacher Conference, the National AP Conference, and regional AP Economics workshops. He has authored dozens of scholarly articles and ten books, including Cracking the AP Economics Exam, Favorite Ways to Learn Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management, Contemporary Economics for Managers, Treading Lightly, and Economics by Example. His research is primarily on economic education, environmental economics, law and economics, and labor economics. Anderson teaches courses in each of these fields and loves teaching introductory economics. He lives in Danville, Kentucky, with his wife and two children.