Academic Specialist

Elizabeth Rugani

Liz Rugani is the Academic Specialist for the Department of Economics.  She assists the Department Chair in managing the day-to-day needs of the department, handling course enrollment and class scheduling, and organizing events.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  She lived in Honduras, Central America for three and a half years where she worked as a volunteer at The Farm of the Child, an orphanage on the northern coast.  While there, as the assistant principal for the on-site middle school, Liz developed a cohesive mathematics curriculum for grades preK-9.  She also spent a year as the organizations sub-director, overseeing staff, volunteers, departments, and daily operations.

Liz’s varied background brings a variety of experiences upon which to draw.  She has spent seven years teaching high school mathematics in Fargo, North Dakota, the Bronx, New York, and Takoma Park, Maryland.  She has also worked as a caregiver for children both as a personal nanny here in DC and in a not-for-profit daycare serving low-income families in Wisconsin.