Liz is the Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation in the Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI) in the HMS Program in Medical Education. In this role, Liz leads planning, system design, and operational implementation of course and clerkship-based assessment of students in the HMS MD program. Liz also manages the process for student evaluation of courses, clerkships, and faculty, as well as staffing the HMS Promotion and Review Board which oversees academic and disciplinary issues.
Medical Education is Liz’s third career. Before coming to Harvard, she worked briefly as a graphic designer and also worked as a recruiter. Liz began her career in education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she coordinated that School’s curriculum revision from a 5-year lecture-based program to a 4-year PBL program. Subsequently she worked as Program Coordinator for the Harvard Macy Institute for several years before moving to the HMS Center for Evaluation (now the OEQI) in 2001. Liz has been involved with course, clerkship and faculty evaluation and student assessment, since coming to HMS and continues to be fascinated by the process of using data to support student learning and program improvement. She still remembers the era of paper surveys collected in manila envelopes on the last day of class!
Liz earned a BA from Simmons College, and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. When not working Liz enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, investigating new cultures and cuisines, and pursing her hobby of costume design in the Boston community theater scene. During her time at HMS, Liz has seen the PME evaluation team grow from a two-person unit in 2001, to its current configuration as the OEQI with a team of sixteen. She is excited to see what lies ahead!