Curriculum Vitae


Hannah Lebovits, MPA, PhD candidate
Cleveland State University
Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115


Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Cleveland State University
Research Interests: Public Administration; Social Equity; Governance; Suburbs and Small Cities

M.P.A., Public Management and Organizational Behavior;
Nonprofit Management Certificate
Cleveland State University
Masters Thesis: Organizational Learning and Government 2.0

B.A., Political Science
Touro College; Lander College for Women


Refereed Journal Articles

2019: Lebovits, Hannah and Del Bharath. “Service-learning as a Tool to Cultivate Democratic-minded Students: A Conceptual Framework,” Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, Forthcoming, August 2019.

2018: Lebovits, Hannah. (Book Review) “Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile Police and Punish the Poor,” Public Integrity, 1-5 DOI: 10.1080/10999922.2018.1511671

Manuscripts Under Review

2019: Lebovits, Hannah & Ashley Nickels. “Tensions Between Lived Experience and Technocratic Governance: Sensemaking in the Municipal Charter Review Process”

2019: Lebovits, Hannah & Jennifer Teal. “Institutionalizing Social Equity as a Key Component of Public Agency Process Improvement”

2019: Lebovits, Hannah. “Are Inner-Ring Suburbs ‘Small Cities?’ Governance Outside of the Central City”

Manuscripts in Preparation

2019: Lebovits, Hannah. “We’ll Have to Consider Where We Live: Space and Social Equity in Public Administration”


2019: Center for Community Solutions, Reporting Grant

2019: Russel Kashian and Susan Oneson Publication Award, Cleveland State University

2019: Doctoral Student Travel Funding Award, Cleveland State University

2018 – 2019: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Cleveland State University
2018 – 2019: Graduate Research Assistantship, Cleveland State University
2018: Founders Fellows Award, American Society for Public Administration
2016: Best Practitioner Paper Award, Midwest Public Affairs Conference
2015: Graduate Research Assistantship, Cleveland State University
2014 – 2015: Roby and Donna Simons Family Scholarship Award, Cleveland State University


Cleveland State University, Department of Urban Studies

2019 Budgeting and Public Finance (Teaching Assistant, undergraduate course)
2018 Budgeting and Public Finance (Teaching Assistant, online undergraduate course)


2019: Institutional Power, Shaping the Good Governance Narrative, PA Theory Network Conference, May 2019, Denver, CO

2019: Sense-making and Social Change, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference, March 2019, Washington, DC

2018: Are Suburbs “Small Cities?” Governance Outside of the Central City, Northeast Conference of Public Administration Annual Conference, November 2018, Baltimore, MD

2018 Service-Learning as a Tool to Empower Students in The Age of Realdemocracy, Public Administration Theory Network Conference, June 2018, Cleveland, OH; with Del Bharath

2018 Dr. Suburb-Love or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Suburbs, Small Cities Conference, May 2018, Muncie, ID

2018 The Suburban Struggle: Towards a Theory of Governance in Suburban Spaces, American Society for Public Administration conference, March 2018, Denver, CO

2017 Service-learning: A Tool to Develop Student Public Intellectualism? Teaching Public Administration Conference, June 2017, Omaha, NE; with Del Bharath

2016 Universities as Catalysts for Collaboration, Change, Midwest Public Affairs Conference, June 2016, Columbus, OH; with Martina Pace

2018 Federalism and Philanthropy: An Analysis of Federal Regulation of Volunteerism, Midwest Public Affairs Conference, Milwaukee, WI, June 2015; with Joseph Mead


2019: Lebovits, Hannah. “Research Methods and Research Design in Graduate Studies,” Kent State University, Research Methods in Public Administration.
2018: Lebovits, Hannah. “Considering Social Equity in Process Improvement Trainings,” Cleveland State University, Program Design and Evaluation course.