Elizabeth Nisbet

Elizabeth Nisbet

Elizabeth Nisbet
Asst. Prof.
Phone number: 
646.557.4523
Room number: 
Room 3516 North Hall

Education

Ph.D., Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

M.A., Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

B.A., Political Science and French, Furman University

Bio

Elizabeth Nisbet is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her research focuses on public and private sector responsibilities for public services and labor markets, and on the influence of labor, health, and immigration policies on working conditions for low-wage workers. Her research projects include case studies of school board policy that regulates how private funds supporting schools are raised or allocated; a study of the effect of health and labor policy on the structure of jobs for home care aides; and studies of the policy implementation process related to publicly-funded training programs and to immigration and labor policy that structures farm work.

Professor Nisbet's articles have appeared in Public Management Review, Economic Development Quarterly, and Administration and Society. Prior to working at John Jay College, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Women and Work at the School for Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She also had an extensive career in policy, programming, and research and evaluation for nonprofit organizations that operate domestic and international programs in education, economic security, and health, including the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Sesame Workshop, and Helen Keller International. She began her career as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Publications

Nisbet, E. (forthcoming). “Local-level philanthropic partnerships in public education: dilemmas for equity and public responsibility.” Journal of Urban Affairs. (Accepted August 2017).

Nisbet, E., McKay, H., Haviland, S. (2017). The Emergence of Local Practices in a Devolved Workforce Investment System: Barriers and Possibilities for Enhancing Degree Completion. Economic Development Quarterly, 31(3) 183–195.

Nisbet, E. (2017). “A Hands-On Hands-Off Approach: Limitations and Tensions in the De/Regulation of Medicaid-Funded Managed Long-Term Care in NY State.” Public Management Review. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2017.1340505.

Nisbet, E. (2015). Expanding the Field of View: The Role of Agricultural Employers and Workers in Street-Level Immigration Policy Implementation. Administration and Society, 1-28.

Haviland, S., Nisbet, E., & McKay, H. (2014). College Completion through the Workforce System: The Role of the Eligible Training Provider List in Training Choice. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Education and Employment Research Center.

Nisbet, E. and Rodgers, W.M. III. (2013). The Changing Wage Gap between Undocumented and Documented Farmworkers: 1990 to 2009. National Poverty Center Working Paper Series, #13-07.

Nisbet, E. (2013). “Minimum and Low-Wage Jobs.” In Smith, V. (Ed.). Sociology of Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

White, K., Houser, L., and Nisbet, E. (2013). Policy in Action: New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance Program at Age Three. New Brunswick: Center for Women and Work.

Houser, L., Nisbet, E., and White, K. (2012). Giving Voice to New Jersey’s Caregivers: The Union Experiences of Home-Based Child Care Providers. New Brunswick: Center for Women and Work.

McKay, H., & Nisbet, E. (2012). Close But No Degree: Removing Barriers to Degree Completion and Economic Advancement in New Jersey. New Brunswick: Center for Women and Work.

Nisbet, E. and Entmacher, J. (2012). “Minimum wage hike will create jobs.” The Star Ledger. May 23.

Nisbet, E. (2011). “Policy and Low-Wage Labor Supply: A Case Study of Policy and Farm Labor Markets in New York State.” Washington: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

Nisbet, E. and Rodgers, W.M. III. (2008). “Ronald L. Oaxaca.” In Darity, William A., Jr. (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. 9 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.