Elizabeth Looker (Liz) is a senior program manager on Ithaka S+R’s Educational Transformation team. With a background in research and higher education administration, she focuses on improving students’ access and success in higher education through partnership development, mixed methods research and program evaluation, and program implementation. At Ithaka she manages a portfolio of adult learner re-engagement projects that address barriers to enrollment for students and institutions.

Prior to joining Ithaka, Liz was associate director of research partnerships at Temple University. In that capacity, she worked with partners nationally to measure students’ basic needs insecurity and evaluate solutions to better support students. Internally she also developed and implemented project management processes. Liz began her higher education career as a practitioner at the MIT Sloan School of Management, serving as the associate director of Undergraduate Education and program coordinator of student life and learning in the Executive MBA program. In these roles she focused on developing curricula, program evaluation, academic advising, and creating inclusive academic programming. She holds a BA in sociology and studio art from Hampshire College and an M.Ed. in higher education administration from Suffolk University.