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Liza Herzog, PhD, Affiliated Faculty, Drexel University's School of Education
Affiliated Faculty

Liza Herzog, PhD


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Temple University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Program Affiliation

  • Hayes, D., Subhan, Z. Sani, A. and Herzog, L. (2021, in progress), Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Intention: Implications for Entrepreneurship Education. (working title)
  • Hayes, D., Subhan, Z. and Herzog, L. (2020). Understanding and Developing the Entrepreneurial Capacity of University Students. Submitted to Entrepreneurship Education, February 2020.
  • Henshaw, L., Moster, H., Herzog, L. and Litzky, B. (2020). Interactive, tech-enabled software program to improve the confidence of adolescent females in the US. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase 1. Proposal submitted, January 2020.
  • Hayes, D., Subhan, Z. and Herzog, L. (2019). Understanding and Developing the Entrepreneurial Capacity of University Students. Presented to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research-Practice Symposium: Understanding, Applying and Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset Amongst Students and Leaders in Education. Toronto, ON, April 2019.
  • Gallo-Zduninowski, K and Herzog, L. (2018). Cooperative Education and an Increasingly Entrepreneurial Workforce: In Step? Presented to the Cooperative Education & Internship Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2019. Drexel Assessment Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 2018.
  • Schiff, D., Herzog, L., and Farley-Ripple, E. (2015). What’s the Value Added? Contributions of Teacher Networks, National Board Certification, and State Teacher Evaluation Systems. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL, April 2015.
  • Schiff, D., Herzog, L., and Farley-Ripple, E. (2015). Teacher Networks in Philadelphia: Landscape, Engagement, and Value. Perspectives on Urban Education, University of Pennsylvania. March 2015.
  • Herzog, L., Thum, L. and Farley-Ripple, E. (2014). The Role of Teacher Networks for Fostering Teacher Expertise, School and Community Engagement, and Student Achievement. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.
  • Davis, M., Herzog, L. and Legters, N. (2012). Organizing Schools to Address Early Warning Indicators (EWIs): Common Practices and Challenges. Journal for Students Placed At Risk (JESPAR), July 2012.
  • Herzog, L., Davis, M. and Legters, N. (2012). How Schools Use Early Warning Indicator (EWI) Data and Technology to Implement Tiered Interventions. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, BC, April 2012.
  • Davis, M. Herzog, L. and Legters, N. (2012). Learning What It Takes: How Schools are using Early Warning Indicator Data and Collaborative Response Teams to Keep All Students On Track. Baltimore, MD: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Christman, J., Merrill,L., and Herzog, L. (2011). Using the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process to Support Students in Urban Schools, for the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Herzog, L., and Davis, M. (2011). Case Study of Schools Using EWI Data and Technology, American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Herzog, L. (2010). Pregnant and Parenting Teens in the School District of Philadelphia—Social and Academic Outcomes. Philadelphia Education Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Neild, R., Balfanz, R. and Herzog, L. (2009). All Aboard—Students on Track to Graduation, Middle Ground, National Middle School Association, August 2009.
  • Herzog, L., Farley-Ripple, E. and Gulemetova, M. (2009). Fertility, Dropout and Graduation: Exploring the Impact of Teen Motherhood on Educational Outcomes in Philadelphia, American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.
  • Herzog, L. (2009). Two Schools Use Early Warning System to Avert Dropouts, Public School Notebook.
  • Herzog, L. and Farley-Ripple, E. (2008). Trends in Math Course-Taking and Performance Among Urban High School Students, American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.
  • Farley-Ripple, E. and Herzog, L. (2008). PELS at Temple: An Analysis of Students’ High School and Post-Secondary Experience.
  • Neild, R. and Herzog, L. (2007). An Early Warning System, Educational Leadership, October 2007.
  • Balfanz, R., Herzog, L. and MacIver, D. (2007). Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Interventions, Educational Psychologist, 42(4), 223-35.
  • Herzog, L. and Tierney, M. (2007). Life After High School: Postsecondary Access for Young Adults in the School District of Philadelphia, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.
  • Balfanz, R. and Herzog, L. (2006). Keeping Middle Grades Students on Track to Graduation, paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Herzog, L. (2005). Glimpses at Success: Great Strides at Racially Isolated Schools, Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Summer 2005.
  • Legters, N. and Herzog, L. (2005). Job-Embedded Professional Development in Reforming Secondary Schools, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, QB.
  • Herzog, L. (2005). From Classroom to Courtroom, The Bar Examiner, National Conference of Bar Examiners.
  • Herzog, L. (2005). Year Five of the Talent Development Model: Results from Five Schools, 2003-04. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Education Fund.
  • Herzog, L. (2004). Year Four of the Talent Development Model: Results from Five Schools, 2002-03. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Education Fund.
  • Herzog, L. (2004). Managing the Dip: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Law School Treatment of Falling Pass Rates on the Bar Examination, Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.


  • L. Herzog and Z. Subhan (2020). Understanding and Developing Entrepreneurial Capacity in Students: Implications for Education. Entrepreneurial Mindset for Educators Symposium (online).
  • L. Herzog and D. Conrad (2020). Practitioner-led Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP). Entrepreneurial Mindset for Educators Symposium (online).
  • Herzog, L. and J. Zapf (2019). Our Journey in [Re-] Design: Building Curriculum in Educational Evaluation for Innovation. American Evaluation Association (AEA), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Litzky B., L. Herzog (2019). Embracing Failure. Entrepreneurial Mindset Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Herzog, L., J. Zapf (2017). Evaluation for Innovation: A Developmental Approach to Course Design. American Evaluation Association (AEA), Washington, D.C.
  • Herzog, L. (2013). Middle Grades Challenge. Presenter, United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA.
  • Herzog, L. (2012). Opening Doors. Panelist, Governor Corbett’s Cross-Sector Meeting, Student Retention.
  • Herzog, L. (2012). STEM Education in Urban Settings. Urban Education Series, Drexel University.
  • Herzog, L. and A. Mulvihill (2011). Early Warning Indicators and Interventions. United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southeastern New Jersey.
  • Herzog, L. (2007). Multiple Pathways Blueprint. Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
  • Herzog, L. and Neild, R. (2007). Indicators Research in Practice. Middle Grades Matter Campaign, School District of Philadelphia.
  • Reviewer, Journal for Educational Change
  • Dissertation Advisor (EdD), A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding How Cooperative Education Impacts Students Studying Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation Advisor (EdD), An Instrumental Case Study Exploring the Accessibility of Synchronous, Virtual Instructional Content for Exceptional Adult Learners within a Federal Government Agency
  • Dissertation Advisor (EdD), Non-Cognitive Factors Described by Nursing Students of African Descent: A Narrative Inquiry
  • education entrepreneurship
  • educational equity and opportunity
  • responsive curriculum/program design
  • early warning systems and student supports
  • teacher networks
  • District and school partnerships
  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Affiliated Faculty
  • Drexel University , School of Entrepreneurship
    Director, Academic Research and Assessment
    Affiliated Faculty
  • University of the Arts
    Director, Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs
  • University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
    Affiliated Faculty, Education Entrepreneurship
    Admissions, MS, Education Entrepreneurship
    Research Associate, Institute for Research on Higher Education
  • Philadelphia Education Fund
    VP, Evaluation, Assessment and Planning
  • Temple University Health System
  • Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley
Liza Herzog, JD, PhD is the Director of Academic Research and Assessment at the Charles D Close School of Entrepreneurship, and affiliated faculty in Drexel's School of Education and at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She has 20 years of experience in education across higher education both as an administrator and as a faculty member and in K-12 education in key leadership positions in nonprofits and within educational institutions and organizations as an applied researcher, in program design and implementation, evaluation and policy. As the VP of Research, Evaluation and Planning at the Philadelphia Education Fund, Liza authored early warning indicator research that led to the development of tiered interventions for students and District-wide policy changes in Philadelphia and at the state level in Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland. As the Director of Master’s of Education programming at the University of the Arts, Liza built an MEd in Educational Program Design and an MEd in Educational Technology for in-service teachers. Her work crosses curriculum design and development, program evaluation and assessment, strategic school improvement planning, and research design. Liza has served as a lead on accreditation with Middle States Council on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Advancement of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB) and serves on several local Boards, on the Wistar Institute Leadership Council School Advisory Councils. She is an active partner in cross-city and regional efforts Readby4th, Cultural Data Alliance, Riverways, Friends of Neighborhood Education, and Impact100. Before working in education, Liza practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.