Elizabeth Covino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sports/Entertainment/Event Management on the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University. Her main areas of teaching include events, weddings, ceremonies, concert production and fundraising. Covino has been involved with creating and executing Directed Work Projects within the Rhode Island Community including: Rhode Island International Live Events Association, The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, The Providence Independence Trail, and the Tall Ship Festival in Newport. Covino came to the College of Hospitality Management in in 1997 after 15 years in Student Activities and Student Involvement on the campuses of Framingham State College, Bryant University, and Johnson & Wales University. Her professional background includes higher education administration, Dean of Students, and Director of Student Activities.