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.


Lauren Davis, M.Ed.
Mandel Honors College, University Scholars Advisor

Lauren Davis 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.

JamiJami 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

IsabelIsabel Alberto
Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant

Isabel Alberto is a rising junior in the Scholars Program studying Accounting. The Honors College is her home away from home on campus. She serves as an undergraduate student representative on the Monte Ahuja College of Business Diversity Council and has one left in her term there. Her goal is to use the experiences and knowledge gained from her time at CSU to become a future leader in affecting positive change toward acceptance and inclusiveness in her professional field. 

Lina Billings

Lina Billings 
Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant

Lina Billings is a senior. She is pursuing a major in Speech and Hearing and minoring in Psychology. Lina is a group fitness instructor at the CSU Rec Center and teaches a Pink Gloves Boxing class. Her passions include motivating people , traveling, being involved on campus and serving through Young Life College. After graduation she is planning to attend CSU for grad school and get a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology!

jdJohn Demarco
Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant

John DeMarco is a senior working to complete his Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. He will start the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at CSU in the Spring. John has had many involvements here at CSU, and enjoys being engaged on campus. Currently, he focuses on his physical therapy research and his involvement in Young Life College. He has a passion for helping others as well as travel, exercise, and sports. 

Jeffrey.jpgJeffrey Hirsch 
Mandel Honors College, 
Administrative Assistant

Jeffrey Hirsch is a senior 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.