Lieutenant-Headshot-Web-2014-11-22Elizabeth Lieutenant is an education professional with research, analysis, and writing expertise. She specializes in the development of resources that promote equitable, data-informed decision-making in support of continuous improvements to education systems.

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 (Forum), 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 was lead consulting author of the Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data, and is currently lead consultant to the Early Warning Systems Data Working Group.

Her primary research interest is higher education administrative leadership, 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. Prior to joining Quality Information Partners, Elizabeth worked at a number of 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, home renovations, and Formula One.