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Elizabeth Litzler (July 2013 -July 2016)
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Elizabeth Litzler, Ph.D.

 Elizabeth Litzler, PhD, is the Director for Research at the UW Center for Workforce Development (CWD). In this role, she directs research projects from conceptualization, methodological design, collection of data and analysis, to dissemination of research findings. She is responsible for writing research proposals, leading research grants and directing select evaluation projects. Liz is the Co-PI for the Sloan-funded Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE). She is external evaluator for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and worked with NCWIT-Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs and the NSF ADVANCE program at UW. 

She is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Evaluation Association (AEA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and WEPAN. She has reviewed and presented and multiple WEPAN and ASEE conferences and has published in the Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering and The Journal about Women in Higher Education. Litzler earned a BA in Communication from Illinois State University and her PhD and MA in Sociology from the University of Washington. Her dissertation, “Sex Segregation in Undergraduate Engineering Majors” was focused on understanding the individual and institutional reasons women are disproportionately represented in certain engineering majors. Her research interests include the educational climate for undergraduate and graduate students and gender stratification in education and the workforce.

 Liz has been an active member of WEPAN since 2005, when she began her involvement by attending and presenting at annual conferences and volunteering to peer review conference papers. Most recently, Liz served on the 2011 and 2012 WEPAN Conference Committees, chaired the WEPAN Conference Proceedings committee and co-chaired the WEPAN Knowledge Center committee for the past two years.

Elizabeth Litzler, Ph.D. 
Director For Research, Center For Workforce Development
University of Washington
Phone: 206-543-4810 


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