Faculty and Staff

Levin College Staff

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, providing support for university facilities, and researching energy law and policy. He teaches courses on oil and gas contracts internationally, and is 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 serves as a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.

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. He also served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Mr. Thomas' current areas of policy research include: oil and gas law, microgrid development, electricity markets, distributed generation and fuel cells.

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