Dr. Elizabeth Nisbet Joining PAD this Fall

March 12, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth Nisbet

Dr. Elizabeth Nisbet is a new faculty member specializing in social and labor policy joining the Dept. of Public Management this fall.  She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Women and Work in the School for Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  She holds a doctorate in planning and public policy from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School; her scholarship is focused on studying the relationship between public policy and low-wage and contingent work, job quality, and work-life balance.

Presently, Dr. Nisbet’s research is focused on low-wage direct care workers and also includes the study of organizing and worker participation in the context of state-supported childcare work, the changing gap between documented and undocumented farmworker wages as they are influenced by policy trends, and the role of the state in constructing farm labor markets.

Dr. Nisbet has had an extensive career in policy, programming, and research and evaluation.  She worked for several nonprofit organizations, where she implemented and evaluated programs in education, economic security and health.  Some of the organizations where she served include the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Sesame Workshop, and Helen Keller International.

Starting next fall, she will be teaching Policy Analysis, the MPA Capstone Seminar course, and PAD 704.

In addition to her PhD, Dr. Nisbet holds a master’s degree in communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Furman University.