Elizabeth joined the faculty at East Carolina University in 2000. As a longtime advocate of distance education and the use of innovative technology tools to transform learning, her research includes immersive education, e-learning, mobile learning, 3D multi-user virtual environments, professional learning communities and innovative instructional methods. Dr. Hodge is the co-author of the Secondary ISLES eBooks, The Virtual Worlds Handbook and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has presented extensively at the state, national, and international levels. During her sixteen years at ECU she has been involved in several grants and projects some of which include SMS Text Messaging Initiative, Green Screen (Chroma key) technology media lab, Crystal Island Lost Investigation intelligent game-based learning environments for literacy education grant, Video Grand Rounds, edTPA and the 360° Video Student Immersion Program.