Elizabeth Dickens joined the Center for Teaching Excellence in the summer of 2016. Her work particularly focuses on equity and inclusivity in the classroom, pedagogies that support integrative learning, high-engagement digital pedagogies, and teaching in the humanities. Elizabeth comes to the CTE from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), where she worked for three years on AAC&U initiatives such as the LEAP Challenge, General Education Maps and Markers, and the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments. With this background in national-level curricular work, she is interested in the connections between individual courses and the broader curriculum.
Originally from Kentucky, Elizabeth earned her B.A. from Asbury University, her M.A. from Fordham University, and her Ph.D. in English, with a certificate in Book History and Print Culture, from the University of Toronto. She was Assistant Professor of English at Briercrest College in Saskatchewan, before joining the staff at AAC&U. Her research focused on the British book and periodical industry in the early twentieth century.