Dr. Elizabeth Bell

Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Bell

On fellowship leave for the academic year 2020-21

PHONE: 513-529-0521
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

  • Elizabeth Bell. (2020). The Politics of Designing Tuition-Free College: How Does Policy Design Influence Policy Support? The Journal of Higher Education.
  • Deven Carlson, Elizabeth Bell, and Byron Carlson. (Forthcoming). Interjurisdictional Competition and Policy Preferences of the Public: Modeling Public Preferences on the Oklahoma Penny Sales Tax Referendum. The Journal of Politics.
  • Elizabeth Bell. (Forthcoming). “Deserving to Whom? Investigating Heterogeneity in the Impact of Social Constructions of Target Populations on Support for Affirmative Action.” Policy Studies Journal.
  • Deven Carlson, 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.
  • Elizabeth Bell, Wesley Wehde, and Madeleine Stucky. (2020). Supplement or Supplant? Estimating the Effects of Lottery Earmarks on State Higher Education Funding. Education Finance and Policy.
  • Jennifer Delaney, Elizabeth Bell, and Maria Soler. (2019). Public Perceptions of Income Share Agreements: Evidence from a Public Opinion Survey. Journal of Education Finance.
  • Tracey Bark, and Elizabeth Bell. (2019). Issue Prioritization by University Presidents: The Influence of Organizational Structure. Administration and Society, 51 (6): 915-950.
  • Meeyoung Lamothe, 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, Alisa Hicklin Fryar, and Tyler Johnson. The Role of Mission and Expertise in Shaping Public Support for Nonprofit Advocacy. (Revise and Resubmit at Nonprofit Policy Forum).
  • Elizabeth Bell and Kylie Smith. Matching Potential with Promise: The Effects of Oklahoma’s Early Commitment Financial Aid on Academic Undermatch. Submitted for review.
  • Elizabeth Bell and Kylie Smith. Perspectives from the Front-line: Street-level Bureaucrats, Administrative Burden and Access to the Promise of Higher Education. Submitted for review.
  • Elizabeth Bell. The Effects of a Narrow Promise: Estimating the Impact of Tulsa Achieves on Student Persistence and Degree Completion. Submitted for review.
  • Elizabeth Bell, and Denisa Gandara. Promise or Penalty? Free Community College and Postsecondary Degree Attainment for Racially Minoritized Students. Submitted for review.
  • Elizabeth Bell, Kylie Smith, Ani, and Wesley Wehde. Just or Unjust? Street-level Bureaucrats Policy Preferences and Justifications of Beliefs on Administrative Burden. Submitted for review.
  • Deven Carlson and Elizabeth Bell. Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Public Support for School Integration Policy. Submitted for review.

    In draft:

  • Sebastian Jilke and Elizabeth Bell. Racial Discrimination as a Means of Cream-Skimming? A Conjoint Experiment Among US Charter School Principals.
  • Sebastian Jilke and Elizabeth Bell. Discriminatory Administrative Burden: An Audit Experiment Among US Charter School Principals.
  • Sam Workman, Deven Carlson, Tracey Bark, and Elizabeth Bell. Organizational Problem Solving and the Use of Research in the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Elizabeth Bell. Reasonable or Unreasonable? How Social Constructions of Target Populations Shape Perceptions of Administrative Burden.
  • Elizabeth Bell. Who is Deserving of Affirmative Action? Measuring Public Sentiment on Politically Contentious Admissions Policies.

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: 8/17/2020