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Coloring Outside the Memos is a new podcast created by American University's Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) about all things Qualitative Research!  We are excited to provide another resource for your Qualitative Research that is open source and available to everyone. With laughter, personal experience and recommended resources, Lizzy and Tiffany are here to help.

Learn more about CTRL!

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Dr. Lizzy Bartelt (left) and Dr. Tiffany Monique Quash (right)

Dr. Tiffany Monique Quash

Tiffany Monique Quash, PhD is a research methodologist specializing in qualitative and methods at the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning. In this role, she provides methodological consultations to American University faculty, staff, and students. Tiffany has a background in narrative inquiry, phenomenology, and case study methodologies. Additionally, she is interested in the intentional use of decolonizing language when addressing aquatic accomplishments and barriers centered on the experiences of Black Womxn.



PhD, Leisure Behavior, Indiana University
MEd, Physical Education, Springfield College
BA, Political Science, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Dr. Lizzy Bartelt

Elizabeth Bartelt, MPH, PhD, (she/her) is a health educator whose research focuses on sexual and gender minority (i.e., commonly known as LGBTQ+) reproductive health access an experiences.  She received the highly competitive Society for Family Planning Emerging Fellows research grant to complete her dissertation work. Dr. Bartelt worked for many years in the field of public health before obtaining her PhD including serving as an Americorps*VISTA member and working as a sexuality educator for Planned Parenthood. Dr. Bartelt completed her PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University, School of Public Health - Bloomington, before joining faculty at UB, where she now teaches courses in SPHHP's undergraduate public health program. 


PhD, Health Behavior (Minor: Inquiry Methodology), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

MPH, Behavioral, Social and Community Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

BA, Psychology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

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