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, a Research I institution. 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 involved with numerous professional organizations such as the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Education in the Research of Adults (SCUTREA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Transformative Learning Network (TLN). She 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, interfaith studies, 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