Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe Director, Office of Fellowships

Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe (Ph.D., Princeton, 2000) serves as Director of the Office of Fellowships and as an affiliate of the Program in American Studies. Her academic work scrutinizes responses to religious and ethnic conflict in Reformation Europe and colonial North America. “She opines about current events as a regular contributor to the Inside Higher Ed “Blog U” on women and international higher education, “University of Venus.”


Teaching Interests

  • “Refugees & Revolutionaries.”
  • “Creating the Constitution.”
  • “Reading & Writing Biography.”
  • “Religion & Race in Colonial America & Contemporary Politics.”

Recent Awards and Honors

  • The Alumnae of Northwestern University appointed Dr. Pardoe to their Board of Directors in 2011. 
  • Phi Beta Kappa’s East Central District elected Dr. Pardoe their Secretary in 2012 and again in 2015. 
  • Northwestern acknowledged Dr. Pardoe for Service Excellence and Best Practices in 2014 and 2015 respectively.