Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Ed.D.

Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, Behavioral Sciences and Education
Chair of Health and Professional Studies
Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in the Health and Medical Professions
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6640
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W314
Mailing Address:
W314 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Tisdell, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, is currently Chair of the Division of Health and Professional Studies, and teaches in the Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Master’s and Doctoral Programs, and in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in the Health and Medical Professions at Penn State Harrisburg. She received her Ed.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, and holds an M.A. in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Maine. She was the Chair of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education through the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education from 2012-2014, the Co-Editor of teh Adult Education Quarterly, from 2006-2011, and serves on numerous editorial boards of scholarly journals.

Research

Dr. Tisdell's research interests and publications have been in the areas of qualitative research, spirituality and culture in adult learning and in the health and education professions, medical education, critical media literacy and financial literacy among adult learners, and feminist and social justice issues in higher and adult education over there. More recently she has been focusing on the role of meditation and embodied learning and its implications for health and wellbeing of communities of adult learners

 

Research Interests
Qualitative research
Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education
Health and education professions
Medical education
Critical media literacy and financial literacy among adult learners
Feminist and social justice issues in higher and adult education