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Elizabeth Herman

Elizabeth Herman teaches Project Management for Technical Communicators, Information Design for Communicators, Writing Online Documentation, and Tools for Technical Communicators for UC San Diego Extension's Technical Communication Certificate Program.

A long-time technical communicator, Liz currently works for a large non-profit research firm primarily focused on its healthcare work. Her project management work spans business development, operations, training, content management, communications, and outreach. Liz earned a PhD in Business from Walden University, an MA in English from Iowa State University, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa.

Liz is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), where she has served in various leadership roles in the Eastern Iowa and Washington DC chapters. She is currently serving as a Director at Large on STC’s Board of Directors. She is also an active member of the Project Management Institute and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Liz is a certified Project Management Professional and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also an Expert Level Certified Professional Technical Communicator.

When she’s not working or teaching, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dachshund Mousse, and stand up paddling, playing golf, and reading (mostly non-fiction).