Liz Gauffreau, M.A.

Liz Gauffreau is a full-time faculty Lecturer and the Director of Individualized Learning at GSC.  Liz received a B.A. in English/Writing from Old Dominion University in Virginia and an M.A. in English/Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She taught English and Latin at a small private high school in rural Virginia before moving into a career in adult higher education.

After nine years with Saint Leo College (now Saint Leo University), first as an academic advisor, then as the administrator of student support services for Saint Leo’s sixteen extension centers, she moved back to New England to work as an academic advisor at the Portsmouth Center of the College for Lifelong Learning, now Granite State College. She currently works in Academic Affairs administering the individualized learning program, including the Individualized Studies major, integrative and unique learning contracts, and prior learning programs.

Liz’s previous college teaching experience includes English Composition, Expository Writing, and Writing the Short Story. In addition to teaching SDLR 550, Individualized Studies Seminar, she also teaches Granite State College’s  SDLR 551 Assessment of Prior Learning.

Liz writes of her experience with Granite State College, “When I first came to the College as an academic advisor in 2001, I did not know what to make of the self-design degree option. As I’ve grown to understand it, I have found that it has opened a whole new world of academic experience that I never knew possible. I particularly enjoy helping students identify the unifying elements in experiences that on the surface seem completely unrelated. I also continue to be impressed by how well Granite State College encourages individual creativity, while maintaining high academic standards.”

In her spare time, Liz writes fiction and poetry and enjoys spending time with her family.

For more information about this course, contact Liz at: liz.gauffreau@granite.edu