Nicole Elias, Ph.D.

City University of New York - John Jay College

City: New York, New York

Country: United States

About Me:

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 Certificateand served as managing editor of Administration & Societyfor three years.  Her research, teaching, and service falls under the broad umbrella of diversity and representation in public administration and policy, with three sub-streams that target the following topics: women in public service, sexual orientation and identity in public service, and means of fostering diversity and representation in public administration. Dr. Elias teaches courses on human resources management, public administration theory, organizational theory, and public policy. Dr. Elias works with students on independent research projects both within and beyond the classroom. As a Faculty Partner of the Prisoner Reentry Instituteat 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 with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). 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 the Journal of Public Management & Social Policy and Public Integrity.  She is the co-editor of a symposium on the future of women in public administration appearing in Administration & Society.        

Research Interests

Public Administration


Gender and Politics

LGBTQIA Politics

Public Policy

Human Resource Management

LGBTQ Policy Representation

U.S. Social Policy

Social Equity

Sex/Gender Representation