Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
Major: Twentieth Century British and American Literature
Minor: African American Literature
Dissertation title: "Femininity Unfettered: The Emergence of the American Neo-Slave Narrative"
M.A., University of York, England, 1990
Concentration: English Renaissance Literature/Shakespearean Tragedy
M.A. Georgetown University, 1987
Concentration: American Literature
B.A. in English, Providence College, Providence, RI, 1986
Elizabeth "Betsy" Beaulieu was named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in August 2019. Previously, she was founding dean of the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, a position she held for 11 years.
While at Champlain she oversaw the design, implementation, and revision of a new interdisciplinary general education curriculum that serves as a national model of undergraduate integrative education.
She is the author or editor of Black Women Writers and the American Neo-Slave Narrative: Femininity Unfettered (1999), The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (2003), and Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color (2006). She has worked for more than a decade with various institutions as well as with AAC&U and Academic Impressions to assist programs interested in innovative approaches to liberal education.
Prior to assuming the deanship at Champlain College, she taught interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies and food studies and was involved in a variety of first-year student initiatives at Appalachian State University.
"Local Strategies: Creating and Nurturing Collaborative Communities of Practice." With Denise Bauer and Kristin Wobbe. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. Volume 49.4. Fall 2017.
Invited Foreword. Toni Morrison for Beginners. Written by Ron David and Illustrated by Dirk Shearer. Danbury, CT. For Beginners Books, LLC. 2016.
Invited Foreword. Crossing Borders: A Narrative Journey into the Middle Eastern World. Ed by Rula Quawas. Burlington, VT: Champlain College Publishing Initiative, 2015.
"Micro-Strategies: Small Steps Toward Improved Retention." Re-issued 2013. With Lee Burdette Williams. Journal of Learning Communities Research 1.1. Summer, 2006.
"In Search of The Clearing: Toni Morrison, Interdisciplinary Inquiry, and Liberal Education." In The Clearing: Forty Years with Toni Morrison. Edited by Carmen Gillespie. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press. 2012.
"Nail, Derail, Fail: Change, Uncertainty, and Ongoing Redesign in Information Literacy Instruction." With Janet Cottrell. LILAC: Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales; April 10-12, 2017.
"Interdisciplinary Capstones for All Students." Invited panelist. AAC&U Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; January 2017.
"Local Strategies: Creating and Nurturing Collaborative Communities of Practice." With Denise Bauer and Kris Wobbe. AAC&U Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; January 2017.
"Dreaming and Discovering: An Appreciative Approach to Strategic Planning for a General Education Program." With Kristin Novotny. Association for General and Liberal Studies Conference, Milwaukee, WI; September, 2015.
"Students on the Spectrum: Awareness and Opportunities." With Lee Burdette Williams. Invited speakers. Mental Health Matters Conference, University of Vermont, March 12, 2015
"Students on the Spectrum: Awareness and Opportunities." With Lee Burdette Williams. New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference, Worcester, MA; November 21, 2014.