Department of Urban Studies

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs teaches men and women how to work effectively for positive change in the communities of Northeast Ohio. By blending a broad understanding of the urban environment with advanced problem-solving skills, urban affairs graduates qualify for a variety of positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Research undertaken through the college directly links the university with the concerns of the Cleveland metropolitan area.

Both the instructional and research programs of the college are interdisciplinary in character, drawing on resources and specialized skills throughout the university. Adjunct faculty from community agencies and government supplements the full-time faculty and staff of the college.

Levin College graduates are engaged in city planning, program development, community organizing, public safety and homeland security, nonprofit administration, environmental and sustainability policy development and analysis, public finance and economic development. Many graduates have found the urban affairs majors to be a strong foundation for advanced study in law, urban planning, public administration, or environmental policy and management.

Academic Programs Course Information
Undergraduate Programs Current Semester Syllabi
Graduate Programs Columbus Seminar
Certificate Programs  
Degree Completion and Transfer Programs
5-Year Bachelor's + Master's Degree Programs







Important Contacts

Department Chair

Dr. Mittie Davis Jones
UR 238B, 216.687.3861

Undergraduate Advising

Dr. Mary Myers
UR 210, 216.687.2138

Graduate Advising

Dave Arrighi
UR 211, 216.523.7522

Undergraduate Programs
(Academic Issues & Internships)

Dr. Jordan S Yin
UR 216, 216.687.2106

MA in Environmental Studies

Dr. Sanda Kaufman
UR 220, 216.687.2367

MPA Director

Dr. Nicholas Zingale
UR 320, 216.802.3389

MS in Urban Studies Director

Dr. Brian A Mikelbank
UR 346, 216.875.9980

MUPDD Director

Dr. Dennis Keating
UR 318, 216.687.2298

PhD Director

Dr. Helen Liggett
UR 321, 216.687.2140

MNAL Director (Interim Director)

Dr. Mittie Davis Jones
UR 238B, 216.687.3861

Assistant Director of Student Services

Rachel Singer
UR 208, 216.687.2034

College Admission Recruiter

Lindsey Hobson
UR 212, 216.687.4506