The Stark Education Partnership welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Grossman as the new Director of Research and Evaluation. Dr. Grossman's expertise includes studies in social inequality (race, class, and gender), community building, social movements, social networks, community organizing, research methods, teaching and public relations.
Dr. Grossman earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Akron; an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and her B.A. from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications also from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Dr. Grossman brings valuable experience in researching and writing
project proposals, experience in field research, leading focus group discussions, writing grant proposals and analyzing and synthesizing data for evaluation purposes. Her experience as a professor at several colleges and universities gives her an important educational perspective on our work.
"Liza Grossman brings local, regional and national perspective as well as a terrific skill set," Teresa Purses, President, explained. "In addition, we're delighted that Dr. Joseph Rochford, former SEP Vice President and researcher, will help to familiarize and transition Dr. Grossman into this important Partnership role."