Elizabeth Holcombe

University of Southern California

ELIZABETH HOLCOMBE is a Provost’s Fellow and doctoral research assistant with the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. Her current research interests include undergraduate teaching and learning; assessment; faculty issues; student success in STEM; and leadership in higher education. Before beginning her doctoral work, Holcombe held a variety of roles in student affairs. These included working with a college access partnership, managing an academic advising and mentoring program, and leading a co- and extra-curricular assessment initiative.  Prior to her career in higher education, Holcombe was an elementary school teacher with Teach for America in Atlanta.  She holds a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.   

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Implementing Integrated Comprehensive Student Programs in STEM: Challenges and Facilitators from the CSU STEM Collaboratives part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Posts
In my last post, I described the benefits of integrated support programs for underrepresented students in STEM. These integrated programs bridge organizational silos and build a unified community of support, in ...

Integrating across Academic and Student Affairs to Support Underrepresented Students in STEM: Lessons from the CSU STEM Collaboratives part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Posts
The challenges of keeping undergraduate students in STEM programs and getting them to complete their degrees are well-documented and frequently discussed by members of this group and a wide audience of stakeholders ...