Margaret Ray Margaret Ray is Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, where she specializes in teaching introductory economics. She received her BS in Economics from Oklahoma State University and her PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee. Her research is primarily in the areas of economic education and equine industry economics. In 2003 she taught AP economics at Collegiate School in Virginia. Ray received the National Council on Economic Education’s Excellence in Teaching Economics award in 1991. She has been involved in the AP Economics program since 1992, serving as a reader and question leader, writing test items, overseeing the AP course audit, writing College Board “Special Focus” articles, and contributing activities to the National Council on Economic Education’s AP Economics resource. She has been a College Board Endorsed Consultant for economics since 2001 and she conducts several professional development workshops and institutes each year. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the College Board’s AP National Conference.