As Program Manager for Student Programs, Elizabeth is responsible for all student-facing programs. She heads up the Learning Fellows Program, which brings undergraduates into classroom instructional teams where they can support their peers, help facilitate active learning, and develop pedagogy and facilitation skills.
Elizabeth received a PhD in Religion with a focus on American Religious History from the University of Chicago in 2011. After 15+ years of teaching college students about the history & sociology of religions, she is now happy to be working to facilitate meaningful learning across a range of classrooms.
She also continues to pursue her own research on how religious worldviews shape individual identities & social realities. Her first book, The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture is available from UNC Press. She is currently working on a book about religion & mental health in 19th & 20th c. America.