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 Community-Engaged Scholarship, and the Program in Teacher Preparation. She serves as the faculty athletics representative to the NCAA. She served as secretary of the ad hoc committee on calendar reform, which developed revisions to the University's academic calendar that were approved by the faculty in April 2018 and will be implemented in Fall 2020. In the 2019 academic year she took on additional responsibilities as the acting director of undergraduate admission, helping to admit Princeton's Class of 2023.
Dean Colagiuri previously 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 Morrison Hall, 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.