Elizabeth Mann was honored with the Rackham's ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This award is given to a University of Michigan doctoral student with the most exceptional scholarly work who completed their dissertations in 2016.

Mann's dissertation was titled, "Presidential Policymaking at the State Level: Revision through Waivers". Her dissertation committee included Chuck Shipan (Chair), Liz Gerber, William Howell, John Jackson, and Rob Mickey.