Portrait Photograph of Elizabeth Tryon

Elizabeth Tryon

Assistant Director

Morgridge Center

Elizabeth Tryon consults with faculty, academic staff, graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines to develop community-based learning & research courses and projects from local to global. She manages academic programs including the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship grants for community-based learning and research projects, and is Co-Chair of Wisconsin Without Borders Alliance, a cross-campus interdisciplinary initiative to promote and further good practice in global engagement. She also works with masters and doctoral students across campus on community-based learning and research projects with a special focus on community partner relationships. She is co-editor of The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning (Temple University Press, 2009), and is a frequent speaker and presenter of faculty/staff and community development workshops in North America and Europe on building community capacity and global engagement.


  • Effective Practices, Rewards and Challenges in Global Service Learning and Engaged Research
  • Networking the Networks: maximizing local to global connections