January 16, 2018

Levin News, produced by and for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is designed to share news about opportunities, events, programs and activities, grants, publications, and other interesting news of interest about Levin College faculty, staff, students and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in the publication, please forward to inkplusllc.levin@gmail.com. 



About this Event
Michael Leo Owens is a scholar of urban politics; state and local politics; political penology; governance and public policy processes; religion and politics; and African American politics. Author of God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2007), his current book project is Prisoners of Democracy, a study of the politics, policies, and attitudes that diminish the citizenship of felons in the United States. 

Former chair of the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association, Owens serves in board leadership roles of the Prison Policy Initiative, the Georgia Justice Project, and Foreverfamily, as well as the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Affairs and Politics & Religion. 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

4:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. 
Welcome and Introduction: Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D., Dean, Levin College 

4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Keynote Address - Michael Leo Owens, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Emory University

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Discussion / Q&A - Moderator: Megan Hatch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Levin College 
    • Thomas Bynum, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor, Black Studies Program, Cleveland State University
    • Ronnie Dunn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Levin College, Cleveland State University
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Tanesha Hunter (MPA, Dec. '16) and four other distinguished Cleveland State alum will be honored on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Women's History Month Celebration in the Student Center Ballroom from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., along with four other awardees who will all be recognized and and make 5 minute presentations. Lunch will be provided. The Cleveland State University Strong Woman, Strong Leader Award honors CSU students or recent graduates who exhibit a combination of two or more of the following leadership characteristics: motivates and inspires; persists under challenging circumstances; takes purposeful action; communicates effectively; and displays emotional intelligence. To read Tanesha's Levin College Alumni profile, click here 


Iryna V. Lendel, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor and Director of Levin's Center for Economic Development, was recently invited to serve on the Economic Advisory Group of JobsOhio - state-wide economic development agency. This group brings together key economic thought leaders from across Ohio. The group is called to advise an agency on shaping economic development strategy for the state, address Ohio competitiveness, economic growth, innovation, and labor force. For more on JobsOhio, click here

Levin's Richard Klein latest book - "The Legacy of the Pharmacy Industry: Cleveland, Ohio" - is out and discusses the evolution of the drugstore industry in the U.S. and the important role played by Cleveland drugstore chains in that effort. To read more about the book and the history it covers, click here

The Center for Community Solutions recently elected four new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2018. Among the new board members is Levin Professor Joseph MeadFor those who don't know Professor Mead, in addition to being an assistant professor and holding a joint appointment with Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, he serves as the interim program director for the Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership (MNAL) Degree at Levin College. Before joining CSU, he served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he defended the constitutionality of federal statutes and advised and represented the White House and other federal agencies. Mead researches the law and interactions of nonprofit organizations and governmental institutions. He is a contributing editor on the Nonprofit Law Professor Blog. He also consults with local nonprofit leaders to discuss issues facing their organizations. He also handles constitutional litigation in cooperation with the ACLU of Ohio. 

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, 1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115