Center for Community Planning and Development
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
Office Location: UR14
Charlie Post has been a Project Manager / Research Analyst at the Levin College since 1992. Previous positions included Policy Analyst at The Center for Regional Economic Issues at Case Western Reserve University, Research Analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and Policy Analyst in the Department of Energy.
While at the Levin College, Charlie has provided computer programming and data analysis in a variety of research areas. For much of his time at Levin, he worked for Tom Bier in the Housing Policy Research Program (HPRP). Much of the HPRP focus related to urban sprawl, and Charlie has worked with many databases, including county parcel-level records, property tax records, and various Census datasets. For over 25 years the College has produced monthly listings of property transfers in the county, and Charlie has been responsible for the bulk of those listings. The transfer reports and many other analyses have been funded through contracts with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Community Development. Currently, Charlie works on projects with The Northern Ohio Data & Information Service (NODIS), the Center for Community Planning and Development, and the Center for Economic Development.
Charlie earned a B.A. in Economics and Math from Earlham College, an M.A. in Economics from Washington University, and an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been using the statistical software SAS for over 30 years, has developed software using FoxPro and COBOL, has written programs in Access and VisualBasic, and has analyzed data using the GIS software Mapinfo and ArcMap.