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Dr. Stacey Diane Arañez Litam Selected for Crain’s 40 Under 40

Dr. Litam is one of seven CSU affiliated honorees recognized by Crain’s in this year’s cohort.

Crain’s Cleveland 2023 “40 Under 40 Class” includes Dr. Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, LPCC among its honorees.

An Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the Levin College's Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning Department, Dr. Litam is an award-winning instructor, practitioner, social justice advocate, and scholar, with many publications in top journals in her discipline.

With a total of 17 research articles archived in the World Health Organization’s global literature database on COVID-19, she is one of the foremost leading researchers on the pandemic’s impact on the mental health of Asian American communities, COVID-19’s influence on sex and relationships, as well as the roles of stress, burnout, and moral injury in the workplace. Her clinical work, research expertise and advocacy for supporting BIPOC communities, LGBTQ+ folx, as well as human sex trafficking survivors have garnered national praise and notoriety.

Dr. Litam is one of five 40 Under 40 honorees affiliated with the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education, and one of seven with deep ties to Cleveland State University. Other honorees include Peter Bode, President & CEO of Nature Center at Shaker Lakes; Jenna Gauntner, Senior Associate at CBRE; Kenneth Kalynchuk (MUPD ‘16), Director and Principal, Project Management Consultants, Paris Lampkins (M.ED.), Director of Learning and Development at AM Higley; Megan Wilson (MPA ‘16), Director, Government & Corporate Affairs and Public Policy at Cleveland Foundation; Cheng-Han Yu (MUPD ‘13), Vice President, Government Relations at Hanna Commercial Real Estate.

Each year, Crain’s Cleveland Business recognizes 40 of Northeast Ohio’s professionals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their companies and communities. The full list of honorees can be found here. »