Elizabeth Litzler, Ph.D., is the Director for Research at the University of Washington (UW) Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in UW Sociology. She directs research projects from conceptualization, methodological design, collection of data and analysis, to dissemination of research findings. Dr. Litzler manages the Sloan-funded Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE), which uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the culture for women and underrepresented minorities in 22 engineering colleges nationwide. She also directs the external evaluation for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). In addition to her leadership in the office, Dr. Litzler is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and a Board Member of Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). Her research interests include the educational climate for students in science and engineering and gender and race stratification in education and the workforce.
Julie Lorah is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington in the measurement, statistics, and research design program of educational psychology. She is a research assistant at the University of Washington (UW) Center for Workforce Development (CWD) where she works on quantitative data analysis and coordination for the Sloan-funded Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE). Her research interests include applications of statistical methodology and opportunity for under-represented groups.