Nicole M. Elias

Nicole M. Elias

Nicole Elias
Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
212.393.6422
Room number: 
Room 53307 Haaren Hall

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Affairs

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Dissertation:  “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Federal Workforce: Representative Bureaucracy and the Challenge of Multiculturalism”  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Master of Public Administration                                                                                                           

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia            

Master’s Thesis: “Retooling Deliberative Democracy: Implications of New Technologies for Citizen Participation”

 

Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate                                                                           

 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia            

 

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                      

John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio                                                                             

Major: Philosophy and Political Science

Bio

Nicole M. Elias is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY and co-founder of Women in the Public Sector at John Jay College.  Dr. Elias earned her MPA and Ph.D. in Public Administration and Affairs from the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.  While at Virginia Tech, she also received the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate and served as managing editor of Administration & Society for three years.

Dr. Elias teaches courses on human resources management, public administration theory, organizational theory, and public policy. Her research addresses diversity and representation in governance with a particular focus on sex/gender orientation and identity. Dr. Elias works with students on independent research projects both within and beyond the classroom. As a Faculty Partner of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, she developed and teaches an independent study course for The David Rockefeller Fund Fellowship.

Dr. Elias regularly collaborates with practitioners at the federal level. She is a Research Fellow at Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) with the U.S. Department of Defense. She held a Research Fellowship at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office and served as the Lead Faculty Advisor to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management on the 2016 Government-wide Inclusive Diversity Strategic Plan. 

Dr. Elias is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, government reports, and practitioner training modules.  Her recent work appears in Public Administration Quarterly and Public Integrity.  She is the co-editor of a symposium on the future of women in public administration appearing in Administration & Society

Expertise

  • U.S. Governance and National Institutions 
  • Public Administration Theory and Context
  • Organizational Theory
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Representation and Participation
  • Representative Bureaucracy
  • Diversity and Difference
  • Sex and Gender in the Public Sector   
  • Technology and Governance