Elizabeth teaches in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University and has interests in structural geology and tectonics. She teaches courses in rock deformation and tectonics, thin-section petrography, field mapping and regional geology and tectonics. She has spent much of her career in the Basin and Range, carrying out geologic mapping and studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic deformation and magmatism. From 1994-2011 she worked extensively in the Russian Arctic and more recently in the Brooks Range, Alaska. One of her overarching interests is how plate tectonics is linked to magmatism and deformation, specifically in the Cordillera and across the circum North Pacific in general. Elizabeth was awarded the Geological Society of America Structural Geology and Tectonics Career Contribution Award in 2018.