Elizabeth Boris is the founding director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She was the first director of the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund at the Aspen Institute from 1991 to 1996, and vice president for research at the Council on Foundations from 1979 to 1991. She is the author of numerous publications, including "Philanthropic Foundations in the United States: An Introduction," and she edited, with C. Eugene Steuerle, "Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict."
Dr. Boris serves on many boards, is past president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and is an advisor to "Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly," "Nonprofit Management," and "Leadership and Stanford Social Innovation Review." Dr. Boris received her doctorate in political science from Rutgers University and her bachelor's degree, with honors, from Douglass College at Rutgers.