Elizabeth Mellott 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, including darkroom, advanced darkroom, alternative photography, landscape, portfolio development and book arts. As an artist, Elizabeth Mellott crosses boundaries incorporating a mix of mediums. The majority of her work is alternative and sculptural, with an emphasis on photography. Conceptually, she creates art pertaining to social concerns. Her current project examines our role as stewards of the environment. Elizabeth Mellott exhibits internationally with her work housed in collections including the Museum Fine Arts in Houston, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.