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Elizabeth Schaefer


Professional Adjunct Lecturer

Programs/Classes Taught:

MSWC “Writing for Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals”
COM 105 “Writing in a Digital Age”
COM 306 “Organizational Communication and Conflict Management”
COM 207 “Contemporary Media Communication”
COM 485A “Sell Me”
MGT 431 “Communication Skills for Managers”
ABS 407 “Applied Communications in Society

Areas of Expertise:

Business English, Technical Writing
Organizational Communications             
Marketing and Sales Communications
Non-Profit Management Communications
Curriculum Design
Professional Development
English Composition
Entrepreneurship, Publishing
Writing for the Web


Elizabeth is an NLU alumna, and currently teaches writing and communications within the following departments: Written Communication, Applied Communications, Business Management, and Applied Behavioral Science. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of business writing, corporate communications, and online project management.

Having worked in France and Germany as a Business English instructor--across a diverse array of organizations--Elizabeth currently serves as an adjunct instructor; curriculum designer; writer; editor; and small business owner.

Prior to her collegiate employment, she worked in the corporate world as a senior manager of marketing and communications in non-profit management and recruitment.

Elizabeth is currently participating in National Louis University’s new doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership.


  • National Louis University (Master of Science in Written Communication)
  • National Louis University (Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Bachelor of Arts in language and literature)

Research and Interests:

Elizabeth’s interests include conflict management, program development, project management, publishing, and creative writing. 


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