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elizabeth beise

Beise, Dr. Elizabeth

Associate Provost
Academic Planning and Programs
1122 Main Administration Building

Dr. Beise is a Professor of Physics and the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs. Her responsibilities include oversight of the development and implementation of new academic programs, reviews of academic units, centers and institutes, and review and administration of academic agreements, both domestic and international. She also broadly manages the University’s academic programs located at the Universities at Shady Grove. On special assignment, she helped design and implement the University’s new General Education plan that will take effect in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Dr. Beise came to the University of Maryland in 1993 as an assistant professor from a research scientist position in the Kellogg Radiation Lab at the California Institute of Technology.

Her research in experimental nuclear physics focuses on the use of electromagnetic and weak probes of the internal structure of protons, neutrons and light nuclei, and on the use of nuclear physics techniques to test fundamental symmetries of nature. She received the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from the American Physical Society (APS) in 1998, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career. From 2004 to 2006, she was a Program Director for Nuclear Physics at the National Science Foundation. She has served on various external committees associated with her research field, including the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee and the Executive Board of the American Physical Society. She is currently involved in National Academies’ decadal survey of Nuclear Physics. She has also been active in promoting and supporting women in science, including service on the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics.  In 2008, she received the Physics department’s George Snow Award for helping to advance the representation of women in the field physics.

Dr. Beise earned her B.A. in Physics from Carleton College in 1981, and her Ph.D. in Physics in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.