Dr. Elizabeth Bell

Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Bell

OFFICE: 120 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: ebell@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., Political Science, Southwestern University

Selected Publications

  • Bell, Elizabeth. Forthcoming. Deserving to Whom? Investigating Heterogeneity in the Impact of Social Constructions of Target Populations on Support for Affirmative Action. Policy Studies Journal.
  • Carlson, Deven, Elizabeth Bell, Joshua Cowen, Andrew McEachin and Matthew Lenard. Forthcoming. The Effects of Socioeconomic Integration on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Wake County Public School System. American Educational Research Journal.
  • Bark, Tracey, and Elizabeth Bell. (2019). Issue Prioritization by University Presidents: The Influence of Organizational Structure. Administration and Society, 51 (6): 915-950.
  • Bell, Elizabeth, Wesley Wehde, and Madeleine Stucky. Forthcoming. Supplement or Supplant? Estimating the Effects of Lottery Earmarks on State Higher Education Funding. Education Finance and Policy.
  • Lamothe, Meeyoung, Scott Lamothe, and Elizabeth Bell. (2018). Understanding Local Service Delivery Arrangements: Is ICMA Data Reliable? Public Administration Review, 78 (4): 613-625.

Work in Progress

  • Elizabeth Bell and Kylie Smith. Perspectives from the Front-line: Street-level Bureaucrats, Administrative Burden and Access to Oklahoma’s Promise. Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Public Administration and Theory.
  • Bell, Elizabeth. The Politics of Designing Tuition-Free College: How Does Policy Design Influence Policy Support? Revise and Resubmit at The Journal of Higher Education.
  • Elizabeth Bell, Alisa Hicklin Fryar, and Tyler Johnson. The Role of Mission and Expertise in Shaping Public Support for Nonprofit Advocacy. Submitted for review.
  • Elizabeth Bell and Kylie Smith. Matching Potential with Promise: The Effects of Oklahoma’s Early Commitment Financial Aid on Academic Undermatch. Submitted for review.
  • Sam Workman, Deven Carlson, Tracey Bark, and Elizabeth Bell. Organizational Problem Solving and the Use of Research in the U.S. Department of Education.

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship
  • Dan Hobbs Dissertation Prize
  • H.V. Thornton Memorial Award & Research Grant
  • Robberson Conference Presentation & Creative Exhibition Travel Grant


updated: 7/15/19