Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Associate Provost for Faculty Development since Fall 2010, Dr. Elrod is a Professor of English. Her scholarly interests focus on religion, race and gender in early American literature, with a particular focus on contested notions of American identity and autobiographical writing. Her scholarly work includes refereed journal articles, book chapters and a 2008 book, Piety and Dissent: Race, Gender and Biblical Rhetoric in Early American Autobiography, (University of Massachusetts), which explores the complex work of religion in early American lifewriting. Eileen teaches early and nineteenth-century American literature, contemporary multicultural literature, women’s studies, and first-year composition. A dedicated teacher (honored with the Brutocao Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007), Eileen is committed to a range of pedagogical styles in pursuit of the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis with Santa Clara’s diverse faculty and student community. Eileen has been a member of the SCU faculty since 1992, with service/leadership experience that includes the College of Arts and Sciences Rank and Tenure Committee, Faculty Affairs, the Ignatian Faculty Forum, Women Faculty Group, the LEAD program, WGST Program Council and English Department Associate Chair.
Faculty Development Program Manager
Lisa graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a PhD in Language and Literacy Education focusing on multimodality, digital literacies, and teaching students with diverse learning needs. Her interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning stemmed from her research work with elementary school teachers and her experience as a classroom teacher. During her time at UBC, she collaborated with faculty members on projects to explore effective feedback practices, the use of learning analytics in teaching, and the impact of COVID-19 on the transition to remote instruction. Prior to her doctoral work, Lisa worked in career services at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Senior Administrative Assistant for Faculty Development and Research
Sam earned a BS in Journalism from Northern Arizona University and an MS in Strategic Human Resources from the University of Denver. Her passion for organizational change and development emerged during her time as a Training Manager at Aspen Skiing Company. There she helped integrate new software to make the existing training programs more efficient and inclusive. During COVID, her focus shifted to compliance management for an in-home senior care company. Now, as the Senior Administrative Assistant for Faculty Development and Research, she is committed to supporting interdepartmental collaboration at SCU.