Expert Detail



Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: (212) 237-8761
Email expert

John Jay College City University of New York
445 West 59th Street
Room 3217N
New York, NY 10019

Type of Asset Work
Researcher, Consultant

Area(s) of Expertise
Business/microenterprise, Post-secondary education & training, Wealth Disparities, Workforce development/access to good jobs, Other

Specific Population Focus
African Americans, Special Population Focus, Other


Selected Asset Publications (5)

Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist, policy analyst, and an educator. Dr. Gordon Nembhard's research focuses on issues related to community and asset based economic development and policy; democratic community economics, cooperative economics and worker ownership; and wealth building in communities of color. She is a specialist in developing and analyzing indicators of asset building through cooperative ownership. She co-edited the volume Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the U.S.: Current Issues with Ngina Chiteji (Univ of Michigan Press, 2006); and is completing a book on the history of African American cooperatives. Dr. Gordon Nembhard is a Master Teacher for Howard University's Summer Institute on Race and Wealth, and a visiting scholar with the Howard Economics Department's Center on Race and Wealth. She is a board member of the National Economic Association, The Ecological Democracy Institute of North American and Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter, and on the editorial board of the journal Feminist Economics, and is a member of the Black Enterprise Magazine Board of Economists.