Elizabeth Saccá obtained a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1970. She joined the Department of Art Education of Concordia University in 1975 and served as Department Chair 1975-1981. She was principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute 1983-1985. She held the rank of professor from 1994 onward. She participated in governance of the University, serving, among other positions, as Graduate Program Advisor 1975-1981. In 2000 she received the June King McFee Award for professional leadership, research and teaching of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. In 2002 she was appointed the Dean of Graduate Studies of Concordia University. She is the founder and editor of the Canadian Review of Art Education and the author of monographs and articles.