Professor Kimberley Isett

Professor Kimberley Isett
  • Category: EMPA Faculty
  • Job Title: Professor
  • Organisation: University of Delaware
  • Country: United States

Kimberley Roussin Isett earned a Ph.D. (Management, Organization theory) and MPA (health and human services, Policy) from the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management. Her research focuses on institutional pressures and dynamics in implementing government services, with a particular interest in the delivery of services to vulnerable populations, and the use of evidence in public decision-making. Her goal is to do research that aids government organizations to find their optimal system design given their political, policy, regulatory, and financial constraints. To date, Dr. Isett has been the PI or co-PI on grants totaling over $13m. She was recognized by the Academy of Management in both 2001 and 2002 for excellence in research and participated in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Mental Health Policy Research Network from 2002 until 2008. Dr Isett has worked with elected officials and policymakers at all levels of government on a variety of issues. Prior to joining the Biden School, Dr. Isett was on faculty at Georgia Tech, Columbia University, and Texas A&M, and completed a NIMH sponsored post doc at UNC-Chapel Hill's Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Professor Issett leads the ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration subject Decision making under uncertainty.