Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Ed.D.

Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Ed.D.
Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Education in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
Professor-in-Charge, Doctor of Education in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in the Health and Medical Professions
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W314
W314 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

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 the 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

Publications

Selected Books

Merriam, S., & Tisdell E. (2016). Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation (4th edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Sprow Forte, K., Taylor, E., & Tisdell, E. (2014). Financial literacy education and adult education. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, no 141. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tisdell, E., & Swartz, A. (Eds) (2011). Adult education and the pursuit of wisdom. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, no 131. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tisdell, E., & Thompson, P. (Eds.) (2007), Popular culture, entertainment media, and adult education. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education. no 115. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tisdell, E. (2003). Exploring spirituality and culture in adult and higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Tisdell, E., & Palmer, C. (in press). Adult development in health professions education in a changing health care context: The need for self-care. In B. Daley & R. Cervero (Eds). Adult Education: Foundations for Health Professions Education Programs. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tisdell, E. (2017). Transformative pilgrimage learning and spirituality on the Camino de Santiago. In A. Laros, T. Fuhr, & E. Taylor (Eds), Transformative learning meets Bildung (pp. 341-352). The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Tisdell, E., Wojnar, M., & Sinz, E. (2016). Developing continuing professional education in the health and medical professions through collaboration. In M. Coady, Contexts, practices, and challenges: Critical insights for continuing professional education (pp. 69-79). New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 151. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Zorrilla, A., & Tisdell, E. (2016). Art as critical public pedagogy: A qualitative study of Luis Camnitzer and his conceptual art. Adult Education Quarterly. 66, 273-291.

Tisdell, E., Redmon Wright, R., Taylor, E., (2016). Adult education faculty and programs in North America: Faculty background, work, and satisfaction. Adult Education Quarterly. 66 (1), 76-95.

Tobin, J., & Tisdell, E. (2015). “I know down to my ribs”: A narrative research study on the embodied adult learning of creative writers. Adult Education Quarterly. 65 (3), 215-231

Johnson-Bailey, J., & Tisdell, E. (2014). Women, gender politics, and adult education in the contemporary world: Leaning in to “progress”. In S.& G. Bersch (eds). No small lives: Handbook of North American early women adult educators (pp. 263-272). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Tisdell, E., Taylor, E., & Sprow Forte, K. (2013). Community based financial literacy education in a cultural context: A study of teacher beliefs and pedagogical practice. Adult Education Quarterly. 63 (4), 338-356.

Tisdell, E. (2010). The role of spirituality in Irish adult education in culturally responsive teaching. The Adult Learner 2010: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education 91-104.

Gusic, M., Milner, R., Tisdell, E., Taylor, E., Quillen, D., T & Thorndyke, L. (2010). The essential value of projects in faculty development. Academic Medicine, 85 (9), 1484-1491.

Stuckey, H., & Tisdell, E. (2010). The role of creative expression in diabetes: An exploration and into the meaning making process. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 42-56.

Tisdell, E. (2008). Critical media literacy and transformative learning: Drawing on pop culture and entertainment media in teaching for diversity in adult higher education. Journal of Transformative Education, 6 (1), 48-67.

Tisdell, E. (2007). In the new millennium: The role of spirituality and the cultural imagination in dealing with diversity and equity in the higher education classroom. Teachers College Record, 109, 531-560.

Taylor, E., Tisdell, E., & Gusic, M. (2007). Teaching beliefs of medical educators: Perspectives on clinical teaching in pediatrics. Medical Teacher, 29, 371-376

Tisdell, E., & Thompson, P. (2007). Seeing “from a different angle”: The role of pop culture in teaching for diversity and critical media literacy in adult education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26, 651-673.

Tisdell, E. & Tolliver E. (2003). Claiming a sacred face: The role of spirituality and cultural identity in transformative adult higher education. Journal of Transformative Education, 1(4). 368-392.

Tisdell, E., & Taylor, E. (2001). Adult ed philosophy informs practice. Adult Learning, 11, 6-10.

Tisdell, E (1998). Poststructural feminist pedagogies: The possibilities and limitations of a feminist emancipatory adult learning theory and practice. Adult Education Quarterly, 48, 139-156.

Education

B.A.; M.A.; Ed.D. (Georgia)