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Elizabeth Gil

Elizabeth Gil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University, having earned her PhD in K–12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University, where she was named a King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellow. Elizabeth’s research interests include understanding the experiences of diverse families in schools, leadership and teaching for serving culturally and linguistically diverse student populations, and the application of experiential intercultural education abroad to domestic contexts. Her community engaged perspective and research interests stem from her experiences teaching in New York City Public Schools for over ten years, where she worked with students, teachers, and families as a teacher, professional developer, mentor, and data specialist. 

Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the College of Saint Rose, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in History New York University. She also completed coursework in bilingual education and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Elizabeth has helped to foster supportive scholarly communities in various academic spaces, locally and nationally, including through serving as a Graduate Student Council Representative for the University Council for Educational Administration. She has also served as Summer Workshop faculty with the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, an organization that addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties and helps to prepare college students for the graduate school application process.