Elizabeth Pilliod PhD         Inducted 2020 - Class of 1972

Elizabeth (Beth) was active in many clubs and activities including Future Teachers, Boosters, Extravaganza, and the National Honor Society. She was a cheerleader (elected captain her senior year) and was chosen to represent W.H.S. at Buckeye Girls’ State. She also served on the Interclub Council and Student Council’s Executive Board, and was chosen editor of the Saga by Mr. Duvendack. She was awarded Woodward’s highest award: The Tattler Achievement Cup!

She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Japanese Art. She continued on there to earn an M.B.A. at the Ross School of Business, then an M.A. and her PhD. in History of Art! She has published three books with three more in the works, and is a frequent contributor of numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews on art. She has been a curator, photographer, and essayist for many exhibits at various, notable art museums here and abroad, including our own Toledo Museum of Art. Following her early interest in teaching, she is a Visiting
Professor at Rutgers.

Elizabeth and her husband, Thomas D. Kaufman, live in Princeton, NJ. They have a son Jules, and daughter, Cassie, son-in-law, and two grandsons.

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