Elizabeth Larsen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Elizabeth Larsen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also Director of Academic Development at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she works with faculty and staff on new program and curriculum development, the school-wide Capstone Program, assessment planning and reporting, and educational technology. University-wide, Elizabeth has liaised to the Deans' Diversity Council, Assessment Council, Instructional Technology Committee, Global Liaisons Committee, and Office of Academic Program Review & Assessment (OAPRA). 

At Wagner, Elizabeth has taught Team Negotiation and Tools of Mediation; Capstone: Advanced Projects in Management; and Land Use Law: The Planning Perspective. In 2019-20, she is co-teaching the Urban Planning Capstone course.

Elizabeth is a certified mediator with New York Peace Institute (NYPI), where she regularly mediates in the Co-Parenting and Family Court (Kings County) programs and was trained as a conflict coach. She coaches NYPD neighborhood coordination officers (NCOs) at specialized NYPI trainings and is experienced in administering the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) diagnostic. Elizabeth is a member of the Family & Divorce Mediation Council and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

From 2005-2014, Elizabeth practiced land use law, advising clients on zoning, landmark preservation, Building Code, and environmental issues, and representing clients before various City and State agencies. While practicing law, Elizabeth externed at South Brooklyn Legal Services, became a LEED-accredited professional, served on the Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and maintained an active pro bono docket that included asylum, family law, landlord-tenant, environmental, and land use matters.

Couples with CAP-GP.3602.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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Couples with CAP-GP 3402.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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