Associate Dean of Undergraduat
Elizabeth Zulick, PhD, MPH is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Lowell Institute School. Additionally, Dr. Zulick serves lead faculty for the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Programs and Faculty Director for the Healthcare, Biotechnology, Regulatory and Quality Domain, which includes certificate, undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs in the College of Professional Studies. In these roles, Dr. Zulick is responsible for curriculum design, review and implementation, including learning outcome development, program-wide assessment, and development of new, industry-aligned courses, badges, programs and certificates. In addition, she leads local community college outreach and program alignment, and cultivates relationships with local companies to create learning opportunities for students. Dr. Zulick works closely with colleagues within the college, university and across New England to create access to quality STEM education for all learners, increase student retention and graduation rates, and create pathways to high-quality jobs for our diverse learner population.
Dr. Zulick serves as the Associate Dean for Research, Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship for the college. In this role, she supports faculty in exploring and applying for research and development opportunities and highlighting the research of our faculty members externally.
Dr. Zulick is the principal investigator (PI) of a $4.4 Million NSF S-STEM grant: An Accelerated Pathway from Associates to Master's Degree in Biotechnology, which is a collaboration with Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University College of Science, and the College of Professional Studies.
Previously, Dr. Zulick received an Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship award to study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer. She has published in a number of journals including, Stem Cells, BMC Biology, Molecular Cancer Research, and Molecular Neurodegeneration, and regularly presented at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting.
Prior to Northeastern, Dr. Zulick was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Boston University studying induced pluripotent stem cells and hematopoiesis, and taught at Boston University's Metropolitan College and College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the University of Massachusetts Bridges to Baccalaureate Program.