John Kruggel started his career working with the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Council for Economic Education developing a K-12 economics course in China. In 2010, he was one of six teachers named an Armstrong Teacher Educator by Indiana University. John was the 2016 Indiana Economics Teacher of the Year. He graduated from the University of Delaware's MAEEE program in 2017. John was named honorary Secretary of State by the state of Indiana for his work increasing financial literacy throughout central Indiana. John currently serves as the Director for the James Madison University Center for Economic Education.