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Scott has worked in academia for nearly two decades, serving as professor, department chair, college dean and senior vice president. His many affiliations inside and outside of the university setting keep him well-versed in the art of effective teaching through his many speaking engagements and wealth of written work in the areas of economic education and public policy.

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M. Scott Niederjohn, Ph. D.

Dr. Scott Niederjohn is Professor of Economics and Director of the Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. Dr. Niederjohn holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Professor Niederjohn is a widely known scholar in the areas of economic education and public policy analysis. Dr. Niederjohn has published more than eighty journal

articles, book chapters, monographs, reports and curricular materials. Professor Niederjohn is also the co-author of three books:  Economic Episodes in American History, Second Edition (Wohl Publishing), Teachers Can Be Financially Fit: Economists' Advice for Educators (Springer) and Economic Episodes in Civics and American Government (Wohl Publishing).


Niederjohn serves on the Wisconsin Governor's Council for Financial Literacy and has received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018. During the fall of 2013, Professor Niederjohn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Luxembourg. He serves on the boards of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) and The Menard Family Midwest Initiative for Economic Engagement and Research. Niederjohn was recognized in the December 2014 issue of Money Magazine for his work in shaping the landscape of financial education curriculum.

Scott is married to Stephanie. They reside in Wauwatosa, WI with their four children.

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