Elizabeth Lieutenant is an education professional with research, analysis, and writing expertise. She designs processes and develops resources that generate insight, inform decision-making, and advance continuous improvements through educational data and research.

Elizabeth is an Education Program Analyst at Quality Information Partners. As a member of the Administrative Data Improvement team, she serves as a consultant to the National Forum on Education Statistics, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she works with stakeholders in the education data community to develop best practice resources that support the effective collection, management, reporting, and use of education data. Elizabeth is consultant to the Forum Crisis Data Management Working Group and Forum Communications Subcommittee. She was consulting author of the Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data and the Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems.

Her primary research interest is administrative leadership in educational settings, with an emphasis on assessment, accountability, and accreditation. She has published in scholarly, professional, and popular outlets and presented her research in local, regional, and national venues. Before joining Quality Information Partners, Elizabeth worked at several leading research institutions, including the University of Michigan, the Smithsonian Institution, Georgetown University, and the National Archives and Records Administration. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the Catholic University of America, where she was the Graduate Assistant to the LIS Department Chair.

Elizabeth lives in the Washington, D.C. area, and enjoys cooking, gardening, and home renovations. She is a Formula One fan with a passion for the sport that outweighs any allegiance to team or driver. She will, one day, move to the Big Island and spend her days rising with the sun to write to her heart’s content.

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