Elizabeth Ranfeld, Associate Professor of English, is from Indiana. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and has been teaching at AU since 2011.
While on the faculty, Liz has served as the Faculty Development Committee chairperson, as well as a member of numerous accreditation and departmental committees. From 2015-2017, she directed the Indiana Faith & Writing Conference on AU’s campus, which brought dozens of speakers and hundreds of writers to campus, including Gloria Gaither, Li-Young Lee, Frank X Walker, Addie Zierman, Susan Childress Banner, Alex Marestaing, Matt Bays, and Scott Russell Sanders.
Her areas of scholarship include teaching composition, source analysis, writing as a spiritual practice, and creative nonfiction.
Liz enjoys writing, gardening, and hiking.