Dr. Elizabeth M. Pope is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research in the University of West Georgia's Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement. Elizabeth received a BA in Religion, an MA in Religion with a specialization in Islam, a PhD in Adult Education, and the Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies certificate from the University of Georgia. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Elizabeth worked at the University of Georgia teaching introductory religion classes in the Abrahamic Faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and at Georgia Gwinnett College teaching introductory classes in world religions covering Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. She is a qualitative research specialist in the Educational Research program here at UWG. She is involved with numerous professional organizations and currently serves as column editor for the Qualitative Research special interest group of AERA's newsletter on digital technology and qualitative research. Elizabeth's research interests lie in adult learning in interfaith encounters, transformative learning, teaching and learning qualitative research, digital technologies in qualitative research, and conversation/ethnomethodological analysis of interfaith conversations.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Religion, University of Georgia, 2009
- M.A., Religion (Islamic Studies), University of Georgia, 2011
- Ph.D., Adult Education, University of Georgia, 2017