Elizabeth Mosser Knight
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs
Austin Community College
Elizabeth A. Mosser Knight, PhD (Beth; she/her) completed her initial graduate work in educational psychology at The Ohio State University where her research focused on student self-regulation and the assessment/reflection cycle. Her doctoral work at Notre Dame of Maryland University focused on faculty development and organizational growth with specific emphasis on the tenets and structures that best support faculty in deepening their teaching skills. During her time as a faculty member, Beth taught a variety of psychology and educational philosophy courses across modalities and continues to be an active proponent of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to curriculum development, having facilitated many UDL-related workshops, conference presentations, and keynote addresses on the subject. Beth shares a firm commitment to the mission of community colleges and student success in whatever form that may take for each individual–and holds a professional goal of positively contributing to an inclusive student experience. She believes in challenging students to learn new ideas and evolve as scholars and professionals in their fields, and in the importance of authentic and relevant experiences that leverage innate abilities and encourage the development of new skills.
Currently Beth serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs for Austin Community College District. In this role, Beth provides student-focused and inclusivity-minded leadership and oversight of college credit academic transfer as well as adult education courses and programs. She provides leadership for collegewide initiatives and priorities in support of the college’s strategic plan and academic master plan. In addition, Beth provides leadership in improving student persistence, retention, and successful completion of college access courses and programs; transitioning of students into college credit courses and programs; and increasing equity of student success in all college-level courses and programs.