Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Faculty and Staff

Levin Staff

Tom BierTom Bier, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Office Location: UR28
Phone: 216.687.3907

Dr. Bier retired in 2003 as director of the Center for Housing Research and Policy and currently serves as associate of the university. His research focused on regional housing dynamics, population movement and the effects of government policies on cities. He worked with local governments and community organizations to implement strategies for housing improvement. Dr. Bier was instrumental in the development of the "first suburbs," or inner-ring suburbs movement. He holds  Ph.D. and MS degrees in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and a B in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Housing markets
  • Population movement
  • Urban sprawl
  • Urban development
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