Elizabeth Drame teaches in the early adolescence through adolescence special education teacher preparation program. She teaches graduate courses in the assessment of students with disabilities, curriculum accommodations and collaborative strategies. Drame is currently Department Chair of Exceptional Education and coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate program.
Her research interests include educational outcomes for students with disabilities in charter schools, social justice and equity issues in special education, and teacher quality. She has conducted her research in communities around the world including Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dakar, Senegal.
She was awarded a 2011-2012 fellowship as a Senior Research Scholar through the U.S. Fulbright African Regional Research Program. Drame served as a member-at-large on the Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors for six years. Drame earned her Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University in 2000.