Dr. Elizabeth Molina serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Education Pathway at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Since joining the College, a decade ago, she has served in several other administrative positions, including Associate Dean of the Education Pathway and Coordinator of Instructional Technology, prior to being selected as Dean. Over the years, she has developed and delivered various trainings on pedagogy and innovative teaching methodologies to pre-professional teachers and in-service teachers, as well as taught bachelors-level teacher preparation courses in the areas of classroom management and instructional strategies. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Molina was an elementary school teacher, in grades 4 and 5, in Miami-Dade County, and middle grades mathematics teacher in Volusia County. Her accomplishments at Broward College include overseeing a $3.5 million Teacher Quality Partnership Grant, increasing pre-professional teachers’ pass rates on certification examinations, and launching new program endorsements to meet the needs of local school districts. Dr. Molina was selected as a 2022 National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) fellow and is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class IV. She recently co-authored the book ‘Teach to Touch Lives: A Guide to the Profession of Teachers.’ Dr. Molina is passionate about refining teacher preparation and increasing the teacher pipeline. As a South Florida native and first-generation college student, she keenly understands the current challenges in the field of Education and is very focused on improving teacher preparation and, in turn, K-12 learning. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology Applications, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership Administration from Barry University.