Elizabeth M. Chu

Elizabeth Chu is the Executive Director of CPRL and a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. At CPRL, her focus is on readying graduate students and clients to use Evolutionary Learning to enhance the education sector’s capacity to improve and serve all children, particularly those who are traditionally underserved. Before joining CPRL, Elizabeth was an Assistant Professor of Practice at Relay Graduate School of Education, where she taught general pedagogy courses, designed and managed internal data collection systems, and performed research on school discipline, teacher preparation, and social-emotional learning. Elizabeth began her work in education as a middle and high school English teacher in the South Bronx. Liz earned her PhD from Columbia University in educational policy. She also has an MS from Pace University in teaching secondary English and a BA from Yale University in English language arts and literature.