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Research & Writing


Mark is a senior consultant to HMH Economics, a 2018 high school economics text published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and co-author of Houghton Mifflin Social Studies (2005).

He has conducted policy studies for state and national organizations.

Teachers Can Be Financially Fit book cover

Teachers Can Be Financially Fit: Economists’ Advice for Educators (2020)

Co-authored with Tawni Ferrarini, M. Scott Niederjohn, and William C. Wood


Published by Springer


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Economic Episodes in American History, Second Edition (2018)
Co-authored with Tawni Ferrarini, M. Scott Niederjohn, and William C. Wood

Published by Wohl Publishing

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Teaching Economics in Troubled Times (2011)
Co-edited with William C. Wood


Published by Routledge Press

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Social Education


Mark is the guest co-editor of a special section of the 2021 March/April issue of Social Education with Bill Wood of James Madison University. The section is called "Teaching the Economic Effects of the Pandemic." Mark has been the guest co-editor of 12 issues of Social Education, the flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies.

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Mark C. Schug. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19: Have We Seen This Movie Before? Social Education, March/April 2021.

Scott Wolla, Mark C. Schug, and William Wood. The Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Social Education, March/April 2019.

M. Scott Niederjohn, Mark C. Schug, and William Wood, Ghost Story VI: John Williams Meets Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. Social Education, March/April 2019.

Mark has published over 125 articles which have appeared in several national journals including: 

  • Business Education Forum 

  • Educational Leadership

  • International Journal of Social Education 

  • Journal of Economic Education 

  • Journal of Economics and Finance Education 

  • Journal of Private Enterprise 

  • Kappan 

  • Social Education 

  • The Social Studies

  • Theory and Research in Social Education

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