Faculty Champion:Nick Zingale

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Nicholas Zingale
Cleveland State University
Urban Studies


Nicholas Zingale, Ph.D., is an associate professor in public administration at Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs, visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University, and a senior executive fellow from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He has over 25 years of academic and professional experience in public administration and management. He is a former associate professor at The University of Akron and visiting professor at The Ohio State University. Currently, he is also a senior executive steering committee member for the northeast Ohio Internet of Things Collaborative, senior research associate in the Human Fusions Initiative and co-director at the Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology. He has published over 80 editorial, technical and academic articles and is currently working on a book titled "Being There in the Digital Age - Democratizing the Human Experience." Dr. Zingale is a 2018 recipient of the student alumni association Golden Apple Award as an outstanding faculty member impacting the lives of students. He is also the recipient of the National Association of Environmental Professionals Environmental Excellence Award in Education resulting from a USAID grant funded project leading an innovative public policy and management program for the government of Vietnam. He teaches courses in Public Administration and Organization Theory, Public Policy and Government Regulation, Logic of Inquiry, and Environmental and Global Sustainability Policy and Administration. He is a local and nationally invited speaker on issues of constructivism, governance, phenomenological inquiry, public sector technology, and environmental and global sustainability policy and is the previous program director for the nationally ranked master of public administration degree at Cleveland State University. Dr. Zingale holds degrees from Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Akron.