Professor Zisman was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Public Management in 2012. He teaches public sector employment law, government ethics, and government inspection and oversight in the MPA program.
Professor Zisman is also the Executive Director of the Association of Inspectors General. The Association is a national organization comprised of federal, state and local inspectors general, their staffs and other professionals in the private sector whose work focuses on ensuring government accountability and integrity. The staff of the Association is made up of John Jay College MPA students.
From 1998 to 2010, Professor Zisman served as the Inspector General for the City of Yonkers, NY. Prior to becoming IG, he served as the Yonkers Corporation Counsel. After leaving Yonkers government in 2011, he supervised investigations involving claims for compensation for damages incurred as a result of the BP/Deepwater Horizon offshore oil well explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.