- Doctoral Candidate
Elizabeth Gillespie is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service’s School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before starting the doctoral program, Elizabeth’s professional experience was in the human services field where she spent seven years working in management at a large nonprofit organization serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Her research interests focus on nonprofit organizations and women’s philanthropy, specifically women’s philanthropic foundations and funds, their grant-making for social change and women’s empowerment, and their role and impact. Beth’s dissertation concerns the work of women’s foundations and funds to support women and girls, particularly exploring their activities and guiding philosophies of these grant-making organizations.
MPA, Executive Development
Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)
University of Iowa