Elizabeth Cowles

Eastern Connecticut State University

Liz teaches biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, her academic home since 1997. She won the University level Trustees Teaching award and is an Eastern distinguished faculty member. Liz the 2018 President of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). She wrote two chapters for the new AP Biology laboratory manual (the College Board) and writes questions for the Educational Testing Service. Liz has been a reader, table leader, and question leader for the AP examination, and is an AP Biology consultant. She leads several workshops each year and presents at local, regional, and national conferences. Liz earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University. Liz and her husband Richard live on a farm in Broad Brook, Connecticut where they grow vegetables, flowers, and Christmas Trees.

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