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Elizabeth C. Hurley


Elizabeth serves as a faculty member with the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, where she leads the Center's efforts to develop students' intercultural competence.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Elizabeth spent a dozen years as an educator for Fairfax County Public Schools, teaching a college-level International Baccalaureate course focused on environmental systems and societies and leading study abroad trips to Costa Rica. Previously, she worked as an environmental economist at SAIC, conducting cost-benefit analyses for the EPA’s storm water and drinking water programs.

Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, and M.S. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, and an Executive Master of Natural Resources degree from Virginia Tech. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Forest Resources and Environmental conservation with Virginia Tech.

  • Engagement practices
  • Systems thinking