UNH School of Law Board of Trustees
Vice Provost for Research, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Dr. Jan Nisbet is the senior vice provost for research at the University of New Hampshire, where she has served since 2009. Prior to assuming this position, she was the founding director of the Institute on Disability and a tenured professor in the education department at UNH.
She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin in 1982; and her B.S. in physical therapy from Simmons College in 1978.
Nisbet taught at Syracuse University prior to moving to New Hampshire. She has published extensively in the field of disabilities, serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards, and presents nationally and internationally.
She has been principal investigator on many state and nationally funded projects related to the community integration of persons with disabilities. She is the recipient of UNH’s Excellence in Research Award and the Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, and the Pettee Medal.