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Phillip J VanFossen

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Phillip J. VanFossen serves as the James F. Ackerman Professor of Social Studies Education and as Director of the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship in the College of Education at Purdue University. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Purdue University Center for Economic Education where he teaches introductory economics courses for the Economics department. The Ackerman Center focuses on K-12 student and teacher engagement around civic literacy. Major programming includes the recent professional development series ‘Citizen Literacy’ which included session on critical media literacy, ‘fake news,’ and the history of elections in the US (https://www.education.purdue.edu/ackerman-center/programs/professional-development/).