Elizabeth Mellott's passion in the arts is to build community through education, creativity and service. Elizabeth serves as the photography department discipline lead and a full-time professor of photography at Collin College in Plano, Texas. As a professor, she teaches photography and book arts. As an artist, she creates art pertaining to social and environmental concerns. Mellott exhibits internationally with her work housed in collections including the Museum Fine Arts in Houston and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth serves as the Director of Communication for the Lone Star Chapter Guild of Book Workers and as the Faculty Advisor for the Collin College student photography club. Additionally, she is the curator for the Texas Discovery Gardens Gallery in Fair Park. She has hosted numerous community art workshops and art presentations, both nationally and internationally. Elizabeth's commitment to art is with the goal to enrich lives, both individually and communally.