As deputy dean of the college, Elizabeth Colagiuri is closely involved in all matters relating to the design and content of the undergraduate curriculum. She advises and supports academic departments and programs in their efforts to create new offerings, including proposals for the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, and serves as secretary to the Faculty Committee on the Course of Study. Dean Colagiuri also directs the Program of Freshman Seminars and has oversight responsibility for the Princeton Writing Program, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Program in Teacher Preparation and the Community-Based Learning Initiative. She serves as the faculty athletics representative to the NCAA.
Prior to her appointment as deputy dean, Elizabeth Colagiuri served as associate dean of the college. She played a central role in organizing the University’s decennial accreditation in 2013-2014 with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and she led the team that redesigned the Office of the Dean of the College website. In addition, she staffed the ad hoc committee to review policies on assessment and grading, which recommended changes to the University grading policy that were adopted by the faculty in October 2014. Before coming to West College, Dean Colagiuri served as executive director of the Princeton Project on National Security and as senior special assistant to the dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Prior positions include vice president for marketing strategy at Merrill Lynch and special assistant to the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program and served on active duty for five years, including assignments as administrative assistant to the Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs and as assistant protocol officer to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. She was a Rosenthal Fellow in the office of Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received a B.A. in government from Cornell University and an M.P.A. from Princeton University.