Elizabeth Beise is a Professor of Physics and the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs. She earned her B.A. in Physics from Carleton College in 1981, and her Ph.D. in Physics in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined UMD in 1993 after a research scientist position in the Kellogg Radiation Lab at the California Institute of Technology. Her research in experimental nuclear physics focuses on the use of electromagnetic and weak probes of the internal structure of protons, neutrons and light nuclei, and on the use of nuclear physics techniques to test fundamental symmetries of nature. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Beise is a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.