Through industry and university partnerships, Elizabeth creates, tests and markets digital media content funded by grants and contracts. Her teaching is focused on New Media Entrepreneurship where she blends her knowledge of the media industry with design, creativity and technology to promote innovation in graduate and undergraduate student work.
Much of her own research is in new modes of media interface and production through projects like The Window Project and The Cross Stitch Project. In the past 5 years, she has secured $500K+ in grants and contracts by uncovering synergies between disparate organizations and institutions and by combining storytelling with health and other media messaging.
Recently, she worked with a statewide study group to advise the state of Georgia on the future of interactive media and television. Her documentaries, short films, and new media work have received international awards and her most recent film is currently playing on PBS’s POV 2013 series. Before academia, she worked as an engineer and programmer for multiple Internet start-up companies including PeachWeb and MindSpring.