Elizabeth Lieutenant is a Masters of Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) Candidate at The Catholic University of America. She will graduate in May 2016 and aspires to establish her career in academia. She is employed as a Graduate Library Assistant at The Catholic University of America Libraries and a Library Assistant for the Alexandria Public Library.
Elizabeth is passionate about supporting positive developments and improvements in the lives of individuals, organizations, communities, and society and removing barriers to information, opportunities, and outcomes. She has pursued this passion in conducting research to facilitate service improvements and engaging communities through outreach activities and partnership initiatives. Her interests align with her values and include: critical pedagogical praxis, student leadership development, and redesigning higher education institutions to be equitable, inclusive, and open learning systems.
Elizabeth’s research interests focus on critical approaches to higher education. Specifically, she is interested in how higher education structures, such as outcomes assessment, continuous improvement processes, and accreditation activities, can be used to promote reflective praxis, educational equity, student agency, and organizational change.