Elizabeth Brown has a background in technology, business, and education. She holds a BS from Providence College with a major in Computer Science and a concentration in Business. Her MS is in Educational Technology from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).
Elizabeth began her career in 1994 working for PriceWaterhouseCooppers in Boston as a systems auditor. She transferred to their New York office and joined the Software and Data Analysis group. During the dot com boom Elizabeth worked as a programmer and project manager for Xpedior, Inc. After promotion to project director she created a Project Management Office. Next, Elizabeth was the project manager for the initial launch of iPreoâ€™s financial software for the new issue of securities.
In 2010 Elizabeth enrolled in the Educational Technology masters program at CCSU. While studying she was an adjunct professor and upon graduation she worked as a full time instructor. During this time she taught educational technology courses to undergraduate elementary and secondary education majors, graduate students in self-studies, and Educational Leadership masters cohort students from Jamaica.
In 2014 Elizabeth joined Quinnipiac University (QU) as an Instructional Technologist. In this capacity Elizabethâ€™s main responsibility is to assist faculty in effectively integrating technology into their courses. To reach this goal Elizabeth teaches workshops on the pedagogy and instructional technologies QU supports, consults one-on-one and in small groups with faculty on their particular needs, and reviews, tests, and documents new technologies.
Beginning in 2015 Elizabeth became an adjunct instructor of Computer Information Systems at Quinnipiac University. In her CIS 101 course she teaches her students the responsibilities of a business analyst, which culminates in a group project where students design an app to meet a need of their peers.
In teaching both students and faculty, Elizabeth seeks to make technology learners feel at ease and understand the pedagogy behind each tool. Giving personal attention and caring about the whole person is what makes technology approachable for learners and enables Elizabeth to be their trusted guide on the side.
Elizabeth presented at the 2013 Connecticut Educatorâ€™s Computing Association on her action research comparing flipped, online and traditional learning. In addition, Elizabeth is interested in multicultural education, which was the topic for her capstone computer-based training project at CCSU and the focus of the journal, Multicultural Perspectives, for which Elizabeth is the Editorial Assistant. Recently, at Quinnipiac University, Elizabeth organized and moderated a successful panel discussion focusing on the unique issues of women in technology.
To read more about Elizabeth and see a portfolio of her work please visit: http://elizabethbrownedtech.weebly.com