Liz Dolci spent her 2006-2007 academic year sabbatical as full-time director of the Vermont Science Initiative, a professional development program for elementary and middle school teachers designed to improve the teaching of science.
She is the recipient of a Math/Science Partnership grant from the Vermont Department of Education that supports both the implementation and expansion of this statewide initiative. Liz joined the faculty at NVU-Johnson in 1992 after spending 15 years as a research scientist in cell biology at Yale University and the University of Vermont. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys gardening, cooking with her spouse, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and travel.
"Being a research scientist for many years has greatly influenced my role as an educator," Liz says. "I find the essential motivating forces for me as a teacher are students who are engaged in learning, eager to deepen their knowledge, and who think critically about the world around them."