About the College

Meet the Staff


Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt
Dean, Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Honors College

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt is the Dean of the Mandel Honors College and Mandel Professor in Humanities.  She joined the History Department at Cleveland State in 1995 where she is a Professor of History.  She received her undergraduate BA in History from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and her MA and PhD from Indiana University. She teaches courses in European history from 1300-1700 and does research on the intersections of gender and religion during this period.  When she's not in her office you might find her running, reading, traveling, or cooking.

Jami.jpgJami Derry, J.D., M.P.A.
Mandel Honors College, Office Coordinator

Jami Derry received her B.A. in Political Science from The University of Mount Union. She is a double alum of Cleveland State University graduating from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Jami joined the staff at CSU in 2003. She started her CSU career in the International Center where she acted as the Financial Coordinator before moving on to the Honors College in 2010. As the Office Coordinator of the Honors College, Jami’s top priority is to make sure you have a pleasant experience within the college from your first contact to your last.

Brooke.jpgBrooke Fischbach, M.A.
Mandel Honors College, Administrative Secretary
Brooke Fischbach received her B.A. in Criminology and Sociology from Cleveland State University in 2007. She continued her education at CSU and obtained a Master’s Degree of Sociology in 2011. Recently retired from the Ohio State Parks after 30 years of service, Brooke decided to join the Honors College staff in 2012. She had been proudly serving the students of the Honors College as the Administrative Secretary since. Her main focus is admissions processing and solving everyday problems for the students

Ronnette Johnson, M. Ed.
Mandel Honors College, Coordinator, Honors Advising & Special Programs
Ronnette Johnson joined the Honors Program staff in June 2005. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Cleveland State University. She has worked in the field of academic advisement for over seventeen years as a pre-college and college advisor for middle school, high school and college students. In addition to her employment here at CSU, she has gained invaluable experience from other educational institutions such as David N. Myers College, Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc. (College Now), and Case Western Reserve University

Lauren.jpgLauren Luberger, M.Ed.
Mandel Honors College, University Scholars Advisor

Lauren Luberger received her B.A. in English and her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She has worked as an academic advisor in the Honors College since 2007 and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree from CSU in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


Jeffrey.jpgJeffrey Hirsch 
Mandel Honors College, Office Support

Jeffrey Hirsch is a junior working on his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. After graduation, he plans on becoming a high school teacher. In his spare time Jeff volunteers coaching lacrosse at at Berea Middle School and helping out at soup kitchens. He may hail from Columbus but is a diehard Cleveland sports fan. 

Dana.jpgDana Smith
Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant
Dana Smith is a senior, pursuing her Bachelor's in Operations and Supply Chain Management. She has worked in the Honors College for five years and has served as the President of Viking Expeditions for the past two years. VE is a service-based student organization on campus that gives you an opportunity travel, serve others and foster lifelong friendships. If you are interested just ask Dana for more details.

Jordyn .jpgJordyn Stoll
Mandel Honors College, Front Office Aide
Jordyn is a senior at Cleveland State University double majoring in Environmental Science and Biology. She does research on paleolimnology using diatoms with Dr. Julie Wolin at CSU. Jordyn is President of the Student Environmental Movement on campus and leads the Water Workforce Development Program as well. Her passion is water and she plans on staying at CSU to earn a Masters in Environmental Science.