Dr. Lizabeth Fogel is the Vice President, Learning, Strategy and Development at DoGoodery, LLC. Lizabeth has decades of successful experience in learning content, educational media, and business. Prior to moving to DoGoodery Lizabeth was the Managing Director of USC Center EDGE (Engagement Drive Global Education). The Center for Engagement-Driven Global Education (EDGE) fuels interdisciplinary partnerships to bring relevant, sustainable innovation to scale in the crucial area of educational engagement.
From 2007 until 2016 she was the Director of Education for The Walt Disney Company, focused particularly on serving: Imagineering, Studios (including Pixar) and Corporate Citizenship. She played a critical role advising and guiding multiple business units on developmental milestones and educational (formal and informal) best practices. Lizabeth’s success comes from her ability to reach across business units and seamlessly integrate external partners into a collaborative, shared vision. She was responsible for the creative vision, integrity, and educational validity of the company’s products and programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the Disneynature Educators’ Guides, Shanghai Disneyland Resort informal learning experiences, outreach content and programs for a variety of films (ex. Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Inside Out, Big Hero 6) and Pixar in a Box, a collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Annually these materials reach approximately 400,000 students nationwide and receive around 4 million general audience impressions.
Lizabeth’s leadership extends well beyond her corporate work. She is currently the Incoming Chair of the Board for the American Camp Association. Additionally, she is a member of the boards for two for-profit companies; Participate Learning and Makematic who develop innovative tools and content for educators and learners on a global scale. She has cultivated a world-class network comprised of individuals with an array of expertise that she leverages in innovative ways by working within interdisciplinary teams.
Lizabeth taught at the elementary and university levels for over fifteen years. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology and organizational leadership and two master’s degrees in elementary education and developmental psychology from Pepperdine University.