Deborah Kozdras joined the Stavros Center in 2010 as an Instructor and Chief Creative Officer. From 2005-2010 she completed her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, after teaching elementary school for 11 years in Canada. She has presented at a variety of national and international conferences and has published a variety of articles, book chapters, and lesson plans. Her research interests include digital literacy, filmmaking, academic vocabulary, and using virtual worlds/games to teach financial literacy. She has created a workshop and associated website, Yumonomics (http://yumonomics.com). Yumonomics uses children’s literature and digital responses—including ReadWriteThink Interactives—to teach economics concepts and vocabulary.