Faculty and Staff

Levin College Staff

Lisa ThomasLisa Thomas
Director, Center for Leadership Development
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Office Location: UR244
Phone: 216.687.2206
Email: m.e.thomas12@csuohio.edu



B.A.         History and Political Science, Coe College
M.B.A.     Baldwin-Wallace University
PhD.        Urban Policy and Public Affairs, Cleveland State University

Brief Bio
Lisa is currently the Director, Center for Leadership Development in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. She previously worked as a manager and director in Cleveland, Lakewood and North Olmsted, OH. Coupled with her time in the public sector, Lisa spent six years with Cleveland Health Care for the Homeless, now Care Alliance and six years working in the corporate sector, including time at 3M. Lisa is an MBTI certified practitioner.

Teaching Areas
Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Nonprofit Management
Contemporary Urban Issues

Professional Affiliations
American Society for Public Administration

Professional Experience
Director, Public Safety and Service, North Olmsted, OH
Assistant Director, Public Safety, Lakewood, OH
Commissioner, Division of Building and Housing, Cleveland, OH
Chief Operating Officer, Care Alliance
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University

University Service
Internship Coordinator
Parking Review Board

Professional Service
Board member, Cleveland Metropolitan School District