Professor Elizabeth Beise has played a leading role in several influential experiments performed over the last two decades on the underlying properties of neutrons and protons, including electron-deuteron scattering at the MIT-Bates accelerator and experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB). Dr. Beise has published 65 papers in refereed journals, has 37 invited talks at scientific meetings, and 29 conference proceedings, as well as 71 colloquia, seminars, and special lectures. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator award, the American Physical Society's (APS) Maria Goeppert-Mayer award, and a Fellowship of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the JLAB User's Group, and on the executive board of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS, and has organized nine conferences. Her contracts and grants funding is for more than $11 million.
In a department of 70 faculty, including 13 past Distinguished Scholar-Teachers, Professor Beise's student evaluations are simply the highest. She is known to her students as an approachable and caring instructor who brings her own research experience into the classroom. She has directed the theses of eight Ph.D. As Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs, she has had a key role in developing the infrastructure of teaching and curriculum at the university level.