Elizabeth Truesdell, PhD

Elizabeth Truesdell

Chair, Department of Education, Professor of Education


School of Liberal Arts and Education

Elizabeth has been an educator for 21 years, starting her career as a high school English teacher. At Dominican, she has directed both the Single Subject and the Masters of Science in Education programs. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Education Department and teaches courses in the credential and master’s programs. Her expertise includes preparing secondary school teachers, modeling the use of instructional technology, and explicitly incorporating 21st-century skills in the teacher preparation programs. This includes communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking skills, as well as information, media, and technology skills.


UC Santa Barbara, PhD, Education

UC Santa Barbara, MEd

University of Wisconsin, BA, English 

Research Interests

Elizabeth has presented and published research nationally and internationally on the incorporation of 21st-century skills in teacher preparation programs as well as models for effective incorporation of instructional technology in higher education pedagogy, which includes forging partnerships with local public schools.

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