Public Affairs Student Services Center

Important Contacts for Students

Public Affairs Student Services Center | Academic Program Directors
Other Information and Contacts
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Public Affairs Student Services Center

Campus Location: Glickman-Miller Hall (Urban Building), Room 205
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: 216-687-3884 |  
Public Affairs Student Services Center

Undergraduate Advising
Schedule an advising appointment in Starfish (instructions here) or contact our office for assistance!

Dr. Mary Myers, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(Urban Affairs, Communication Studies*)

UR 210 | 216-687-2138 |

Dr. Mitch Lieberth, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(Criminology, Journalism and Promotional Communication*, Sociology)
UR 211 | 216-687-2106 |

  • Schedule advising appointments in Starfish - click on the blue star in CampusNet under the Student tab
  • Undergraduate degree, minor, and certificate program advising
  • College-to-college transfer and major changes

*Undergraduate students in Communication Studies, Journalism and Promotional Communication, and other School of Communication programs should consult with their faculty advisor about major, minor, and certificate requirements.

Undergraduate Faculty Advising - refer to Academic Program Director information, below.

  • Academic issues and appeals
  • Honors and individualized track advising

Graduate Advising
Dave Arrighi, Graduate Programs Coordinator (Urban Affairs Graduate Programs)
UR 209 | 216-523-7522 |

  • Prospective student inquiries
  • Information on graduate programs
  • Admission requirements and application status
  • Graduate advising and registration
  • Petitions and problems
  • Graduation status
  • Graduate Assistantship applications

School of Communication - Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology

Department of Criminology and Sociology - Master of Arts in Applied Social Research

For Other Student Questions and Concerns:
Dr. Rachel Singer, Assistant Dean for Student Services
UR 208 | 216-687-2034 |

Academic Program Directors

Undergraduate Programs

School of Communication

Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant College Lecturer
Director of Journalism And Promotional Communication Major
216-687-4639 | 

Dr. Elizabeth PaskAssociate Professor
Communication Studies Major Director and Director of Internships
216-687-6921 |

Department of Criminology and Sociology

Dr. Nicole Hanna, Associate College Lecturer
Criminology Co-Director
216-687-4507 |

Dr. Meghan NoviskyAssistant Professor
Criminology Co-Director (sabbatical, 2023-2024)
216-687-4554 |

Dr. Marnie Rodriguez, Senior College Lecturer
Sociology Director
UR 347 | 216-687-4531 |

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs

Winifred Weizer, Associate College Lecturer
Program Director for Urban and Regional Studies, Economic Development, Environmental Studies, Nonprofit Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Public Safety Management

Room 216 | 216-523-7574 |

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Applied Social Research
Dr. Linda Francis
UR 026C | 216-687-4510 |

Master of Applied Communication Theory and Management
Dr. Guowei Jian
MU 247 | 216-687-3995 |

Master of Arts in Environmental Studies
Dr. Meghan Rubado
UR 321 | 216-687-2241 | 

Master of Nonprofit Administration & Leadership
Dr. Clayton Wukich (Interim)
UR 349 | 216-802-3389 |

Master of Public Administration
Dr. Clayton Wukich
UR 349 | 216-802-3389 |

Master of Science in Urban Studies
Dr. Meghan Rubado
UR 321 | 216-687-2241 |

Master of Urban Planning and Development
Dr. Wendy Kellogg
UR 308 | 216.687.5265 |

Ph.D. in Urban Studies & Public Affairs
Dr. R. Clayton Wukich
UR 320|  216.687.6941 |

Dual Degree Faculty Advisor– JD/MA in Environmental Studies
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson
LB 130 | 216-687-9264 |

Dual Degree Faculty Advisor – JD/MUPD and JD/MPA
Dr. Carole Heyward
LB 077| 216-687-5508|

Certificate in Urban Geographic Information Systems
Dr. Beth Nagy
UR 224 | 216-875-9907 |

Certificate in Urban Real Estate Development & Finance
Dr. Robert Simons
UR 223 | 216-687-5258 |

Certificate in Urban Economic Development
Dr. Joanna Ganning
UR 222 | 216-687-2221 |

Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Dr. Clayton Wukich (Interim)
UR 320 | 216-687-6941 |

Certificate in Local and Urban Management
Dr. Clayton Wukich
UR 320| 216-687-6941 |

Other Information and Contacts

Dean’s Office
Dr. Jill Gordon, Dean and Professor
216-687-2135 |

School of Communication
Dr. Robert Whitbred, Director
216-687-4630 |

Department of Criminology and Sociology
Dr. Philip Manning, Interim Chair
216-687-4517 |

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
Dr. Clayton Wukich, Interim Director

Credit for Prior Learning Experience (AAPLE)
AAPLE: Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience

Ken Galla, AAPLE Coordinator and Instructor
216-523-7455 |

School of Communication Scholarship Information

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Scholarship Information

Student Organizations

CSU American Planning Association |

Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society (Communication)

Public Relations Student Society of America

Society of Professional Journalists

CSU Student Services and Resources

CSU Scholarship Information

Federal Financial Aid:

CSU Career Development and Exploration
Rhodes Tower West 280
Career Services

  • Career advising
  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Internship opportunities and information

University Main Switchboard: 216-687-2000
Campus Closing Information:

Bursar: BH 115 | 216-687-5249

Campus411 All-in-1: BH 116 | 216-687-5411

  • Financial Aid
  • Registration assistance

Center for International Services and Programs
BH 412 | 216-687-3910

Center for E-Learning | 216-687-3960

  • Blackboard support
  • Distance-learning support

Student Computing Resources
Services for Students | 216-687-5050

Writing Center
Rhodes Tower Library 124 | 216-687-6981

  • Writing Resources, Workshops, and Appointments

Academic Integrity Resources and Information

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Academic Misconduct Process
  • Tips for Students
  • Policies and Procedures

Parking: Euclid Commons 160 | 216-687-2023

Campus Recreation Center | 216-802-3200

Health & Wellness Services: IM 205
2112 Euclid Avenue, Rm 205 | 216-687-3649

CSU Counseling Center: Union Building 220 | 216-687-2277

University Police: Campus Safety Building | 216-687-2020

  • Emergencies: to report all campus emergencies (police, fire, medical, hazmat) dial 9-1-1 or 8-9-1-1 from any campus telephone.
  • Cell phone users should also dial 9-1-1 and ask the operator to connect you with CSU Police.