Elizabeth Allen is the Director of Online Communications and Alumni Relations at the American School in London.
Liz’s areas of expertise include combining real-world interaction with online social networking, working with educational institutions on communications strategy and goals, conducting focus groups and surveys, and leading training workshops.
Liz has served on the faculty at several international conferences, and is co-chairing the Schools track of the 2013 CASE Europe Annual Conference. She was the chair of the first CASE Social Media & Community conference (#casesmc) in April 2010. She has also delivered presentations to the California State University Alumni Council, the California Advancement Researchers Association, the Independent Writers of Southern California, and to private companies such as WhippleHill Communications and the Castle Press. (A full list of her previous speaking engagements is available here.)
Liz is a member of the Alumni Futures Advisory Group. She has been recognized by CASE as a “Stellar Speaker” and “Faculty Star.” She has written for CASE Currents magazine, and co-authored a chapter in Alumni Relations: A Newcomer’s Guide to Success. She has also been featured in several blogs, including a contributing role to edSocialMedia and the CASE Social Media Blog.
Her past work experience includes running an independent educational communications consulting firm, directing communications strategy for the alumni association at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); and directing communications at Think Global School, an international Independent Boarding School. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Areas of special interest and expertise include:
- Social Media, Social Networking, and Online Communities
- Alumni Relations
- Alumni and Development Communications
- Community Management
- Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Communications
- International Communications Strategy
- Student-generated Content
- Volunteer Management
- Directing and Working with Committees
- Photoshop, Illustrator and Graphic Design
- Public Speaking