Eliza Jane Reilly

Senior Fellow

Eliza Jane Reilly is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Learning Innovation and currently the Director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), which is committed to advancing STEM learning in both formal and contexts by connecting science and technology to civic challenges of direct relevance to learners. She was the first program director of NCSCE’s signature program SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities), which has impacted over 5000 educators since 2001. Eliza has over 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of programs that foster academic leadership and professional development for high-impact and learner-centered teaching. Her past positions include Executive Director of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and Director of Programs at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U.  From 2003-2013 she was a faculty member Franklin & Marshall College, where she also served as the Director of the Phillips Museum of Art, a campus museum that served as a laboratory for innovative interdisciplinary curricula and community participation. In 2018 Eliza was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Division Q) for her contributions to science education and civic engagement. 

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