Adjunct Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Schnur currently works as a private consultant in the areas of Child Welfare, Quality Management (QM)/Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Program Development and Grants/Contract Development. Dr. Schnur left Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) in 2014, where she worked for 21 years, most recently serving as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). At JCCA Dr. Schnur created the QM/Research and Government Contracts/Program Development Departments, which she grew to a dedicated staff of 26 and for which she retained oversight; partnered with the CEO on Strategic Planning; and oversaw Training/Staff Development, Information Technology and selected programs. She has interfaced extensively with foundations and government entities and participated in many city, state, national and international government and advocacy groups.
Dr. Schnur received her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a certificate in Not for Profit Management from the Columbia University School of Business/UJA, and earned a B.A. with honors in Psychology at the University of Chicago. In addition to her work at JCCA, she has been a faculty member at Hofstra and Adelphi Universities and a project director at Harlem Hospital. She has been a member of The American Psychological Association, The Society for Research in Child Development, The National Council on Research in Child Welfare, The American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (Fellow), and The American Orthopsychiatric Association (Fellow). She has written extensively on the subjects of child welfare, Head Start and language and cognitive development.
Dr. Schnur served as Co-Chair and founder of the NYC Consortium for Child Welfare Outcomes; on the Editorial Board of Residential Treatment for Children & Youth; and as Contributing Editor of Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Current and past positions include membership in the Steering Committee of ChildRight New York (OCFS), Technical Advisory Group of the Jewish Community Study of NY, Residential Advisory Committee of CWLA, Research Committee of ACRC, Research Advisory Board of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services; Educational Consultant for Children’s Computer Workshops (CTW); and as a consultant to Time, Inc., New York, NY.