University Scholars Program

About the Program

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Meet the Staff

Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt is the Interim Director of the Honors Program and Professor of History. She received her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and her MA and PhD from Indiana University. She came to Cleveland State in 1995 and teaches courses in early modern European history and women’s history. She was recently the Chair of the History Department for five years.


Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt, Ph.D.
Interim Director of the Honors Program and Professor of History

Ronnette Johnson

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 fourteen 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.

Ronnette Johnson, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Honors Advising & Special Programs

Lauren A. Davis

Lauren Davis earned her BA 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 the University Scholars Advisor at CSU for over four years, advising both Scholars and Honors students. She also advises the freshman national honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta. Ms. Davis truly enjoys her work with Scholars and Honors students at Cleveland State University.

Lauren A. Davis, M.Ed.
University Scholars Advisor

Jami R. Derry

Jami Derry received her B.A. in Political Science from Mount Union College in 2000. In 2002, she joined Cleveland Marshall College of Law as a part time night student. Jami finally graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in December 2006. Soon after, she enrolled in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs where she earned her M.P.A. in December 2009.Jami has worked at CSU since July of 2003.  She started her CSU career in the Center for International Services and Programs. In CISP, Jami acted as the Financial Coordinator. She joined the Honors Program Office in July 2010 where she holds the position of Administrative Coordinator. As the Administrative Coordinator, Jami’s top priority is to help Honors Students with all non-academic problems they may encounter.

Jami R. Derry, JD/MPA
Academic Program Specialist

Brooke Fischbach

Brooke Fischbach received her B.A. in Criminology and Sociology and Masters in Sociology from Cleveland State University in 2007 & 2011. She worked for Ohio State Parks for 30 years, and then worked part-time with the seniors for the City of Cleveland Heights. She joined the Honors staff in October of 2012 as the Secretary.

Brooke Fischbach

Dana Smith

Dana is a Senior at Cleveland State. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Operations and Supply Chain Management, with minors in both Accounting and Psychology. She is also the current President of Viking Expeditions, a service-based student organization on campus. This is her fourth year working for the Honors Program.

Dana Smith
Student Assistant

Dana Smith

Jeffrey Hirsch is a freshman at CSU and is studying Biology and is planning on going into research.


Jeffrey Hirsch
Student Assistant

Valerie Yenco

Valerie Yenco is currently a Junior here at Cleveland State University and is studying Nursing. In addition to her wonderful job at the Honors and Scholars Program, she is working at the Cleveland Clinic where she hopes to work as a nurse one day.

Valerie Yenco
Student Assistant

Valerie Yenco

Annie Bartosh is a senior at Cleveland State University, studying Health Sciences and Biology. She hopes to pursue a career in Epidemoliogy and Public Health.

Annie Bartosh
Student Assistant

Bruce Colby Bruce Colby

Bruce Colby is a Junior at Cleveland State University and majoring in Computer Science. He works as a web editor for the Honors Program and a web assistant for the Academic Department. He enjoys coding everything from websites to software programs and hopes to be an expert in software engineering one day. When he isn’t spending all his time programming, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful fiancé at home.

Bruce Colby
Web Editor

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 412
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom Building, Room 412
1899 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.5559
Fax: 216.687.5552
Dr. Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Ph.D.
Program Director
Phone: 216.687.5559

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