Elizabeth’s unusual background as a teacher, educational researcher, and author enables her to bring an unusual level of depth and expertise to her editorial work.
For over twenty years, Elizabeth has taught writers at every level, most recently through Stanford University’s Continuing Studies program. She also spent more than a decade studying the creative writing process at Stanford, where she completed a Ph.D. in arts education and worked on multiple research projects with some of the world’s most highly regarded arts and creativity scholars: Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi (Flow), Elliot Eisner (the pioneer of arts education), and Howard Gardner (theory of multiple intelligences). Her doctoral thesis focused entirely on the creative writing process, and as a postdoctoral fellow for the National Writing Project at the University of California, Berkeley, she worked with exemplary writing teachers across the country to showcase their own written reflections.
Elizabeth’s writing has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and she has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. She is the author of two novels, An Uncommon Education (HarperCollins) and All Stories Are Love Stories (HarperCollins), as well as Ultrasound (Wolf Ridge Press), a book of poems.