Elizabeth Ann Corah-Hopkins

Elizabeth Ann Corah-Hopkins
Assistant Dean of Academic Accreditation and Assessment

441 Education Bldg.

Faculty, staff, and students with accreditation or assessment needs and questions are invited to contact Dr. Corah-Hopkins to schedule an appointment.



Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State University

M.Ed., TESOL, University at Buffalo

B.A. German, University at Buffalo


Dr. Corah-Hopkins has been an adult educator for much of her career, initially teaching English as a second language to international students and immigrants in the United States and then becoming a teacher educator. Before coming to Wayne State University, she served in various administrative capacities in higher education including ESL Coordinator, Learning Support Services Coordinator, and Dean.  She came to Wayne State University in 2014, serving as the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program Coordinator in the Teacher Education Division before becoming Divisional Director of Initial Teacher Certification Accreditation. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Assessment in the College of Education. Dr. Corah-Hopkins has presented at several international conferences including TESOL, NABE and the IUPUI Assessment Institute. She is an accreditation site visitor and annual report reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Dr. Corah-Hopkins serves as the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Assessment in the College of Education and works to ensure timeliness in the submission of reporting requirements and related activities to achieve and maintain College accreditation statuses. She serves as the liaison between the University and College on assessment and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation matters. Dr. Corah-Hopkins supports content area experts in the interpretation of accreditation standards, the compilation of data, programmatic improvement efforts, and report writing required as part of the accreditation process.  She also serves as the primary contact for program assessment initiatives in the College.   

Area Of Expertise

Assessment; Adult Education - English as a Second Language

Research Interests

Dr. Corah-Hopkins is interested in the use of autoethnographic modes of creative expression to generate deeper cross-cultural understanding in the classroom and beyond.