Faculty and Staff

Levin College Staff

Richey Piiparinen
Richey Piiparinen
Director, Center for Population Dynamics
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Office Location: UR347
Phone: 216.875.9939 / Email: r.piiparinen@csuohio.edu

Richey Piiparinen is a Senior Research Associate at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He focuses on migration, demography, culture, and economic and community development.

Richey is a co-editor of the book Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology, Contributing Editor at New Geography, and a blogger at HuffingtonPost. His writings on urbanism, culture, and social trends, as well as his research on economic development and demographic trends, have appeared in various outlets, including NPR's Morning Edition, Salon, Business Insider, the CBC, Atlantic Cities, Cleveland Magazine, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Richey has graduate degrees in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago and in urban planning and design from Levine College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State.