Dr. Hugo Eyzaguirre, the Director of the CEEE, joined the Economics Faculty at NMU in August 2010. Dr. Eyzaguirre has a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University, an M.A. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and comes from Lima-Peru, where he founded and directed a Center for Economic Education in a local university. He is Chair of the International Committee of the National Association of Economics Educators (NAEE). He is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE). With his co-authors, he received an award in 2015 for the best educational article from the Journal of Private Enterprise. He is a member of the Board of Scholars at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.