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
Elizabeth Nisbet is Assistant Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of MPA Admissions. Her research focuses on labor, health, and immigration policies that shape labor markets and working conditions for low-wage workers. Current projects include a study of the effect of health and labor policy on how home health care agencies structure jobs for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides, a survey of home health aides, and research on wage differentials among farmworkers related to legal status and farm labor intermediaries.
From 2011 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Women and Work at the School for Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Professor Nisbet 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 for U.S. Representative J. Roy Rowland.