75 years of service to our nation


Elizabeth B. Clelan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist


Elizabeth Clelan is an expert in military manpower topics including recruiting, retention, and assignment policy. Her recent research topics include the integration of women into combat arms occupations, servicemember use of tuition assistance, youth e-cigarette use, evaluation of travel reimbursement programs, and identifying the qualities that make a successful ROTC officer. She serves as CNA's Scientific Analyst to Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

Prior to joining CNA, Clelan worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at the University of Georgia.

Clelan has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Georgia. She also has a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Spanish from Furman University. She is fluent in Spanish.


Resource Analysis
Marine Corps Manpower Team