Consultant Bio

Elizabeth Cowles

Liz teaches biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, her academic home since 1997; she won the University level Trustees Teaching award and is an Eastern distinguished faculty member. Liz wrote two chapters for the AP Biology laboratory manual (the College Board) and writes questions for the Educational Testing Service. Liz has been a reader, table leader, question leader, and exam leader since 1999 for the AP examination. She leads several workshops each year and presents at local, regional, and national conferences as an AP consultant and as an active researcher. Liz was the 2018 President of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Liz earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University. Liz and her husband Richard live on a farm in Broad Brook, Connecticut where they grow vegetables, apples, peaches, flowers, and Christmas Trees.