Faculty and Staff

Andrew R. Thomas

Andrew R. Thomas

Executive In Residence, Energy Policy Center
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Office Location: UR132
Phone: 216.687.9304
Email: a.r.thomas99@csuohio.edu

Andrew Thomas is an Executive-in-Residence with the Energy Policy Center in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University. His duties include administering the center, preparing grants, providing contract support for university facilities, and researching energy law and policy. He is also adjunct to the Cleveland Marshall School of Law and the College of Urban Affairs, where he teaches courses in energy law and policy. He also teaches oil and gas contracting courses internationally.

Mr. Thomas joined Cleveland State in 2008, after working as general counsel for a fuel cell company for six years. Prior to coming to Ohio, he worked in the energy industry in New Orleans, Louisiana, for 20 years as a geophysicist with Shell Oil Company and as a lawyer with private law firms. His biggest client was the State of Louisiana Mineral Board. He also served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Mr. Thomas' current areas of policy research include: oil and gas law, electricity markets and regulation, energy/water nexus, and distributed generation.

Education: 
B.S., M.S., Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
J.D., Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced Energy Systems
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Regulatory and Legal Issues