Elizabeth Miller Pittman is a specialist in curriculum development and training program design. She applies this expertise across youth development, basic education, and health programs around the world.

Pittman’s work is distinguished by a standards-based approach to curriculum development. She has applied her participatory training program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation skills in formal and nonformal education settings in Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda, Mali, Liberia, Senegal and the Philippines.

Pittman has helped develop curricula and training materials that address work readiness, entrepreneurship, literacy, mathematics, and sexual and reproductive health. Her audiences have included teachers, students, health caregivers, and the staff of health and education ministries.

Pittman has an MA in international training and education from the American University.

“Curriculum and materials development is an iterative process that builds upon existing experience and finds relevant ways to enhance people’s knowledge, skills, and perspective.”

Speaking Highlights

Making Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Work Readiness the New Mantra
Co-presentation, Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
Washington, DC
September 2013
On Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness
Guest panel speaker, Berkshire School All School Read
Sheffield, MA
September 2013

Selected Publications

Miller Pittman, E. (2015). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Internship management guidelines: Employer’s handbook. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E. (2014). Early childhood development: Caregiver’s trainer’s manual and participant handbook. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E., & Sogoré, F. (2014). Paje Nièta Mali – Guide de formateur: Entreprenariat, Modules 1–5. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E., & Harris, F. (2013, September). Mathematics: Facilitator’s manual, Level 3. Alternative Basic Education Curriculum Liberia.

Miller Pittman, E., & Kayinamura, A. (2012). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Accelerated learning program: Math. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E., & Twite, H. (2012). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Small business and cooperative start-up and management curriculum. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Nunn, N., & Miller Pittman, E. (2012). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Accelerated learning program: English. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E. (2011). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Advanced entrepreneurship curriculum. Newton, MA: Education Development Center.

Miller Pittman, E., Bell, B., & Maarifa, N. V. (2010). Akazi Kanoze: Youth livelihoods project: Work readiness curriculum trainer’s manual and participant handbook. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.