Title: Associate Professor
Company: Cleveland State University
Location: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Lawrence Keller, Associate Professor at Cleveland State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public affairs instruction.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in government from American University in Washington, Dr. Keller subsequently earned a Master of Arts in public administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1967, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1969 and a Doctor of Philosophy from American University in 1973. Dr. Keller provided superior education as a professor with Fisk University in Nashville from 1968 to 1969, as a professor of city management at the University of Kansas for seven years and as director of urban affairs with the University of Colorado in 1978.
Dr. Keller joined Cleveland State University in 1982, where his instruction focused primarily in the areas of city management, public administration and organizational theory until his retirement in 2008. He continues to teach and work with doctoral students at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State. He has also provided superior service with the federal U.S. government with the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior and has held positions with the Colorado City Management Association and the Ohio City Management Association. His work with city councils, charter commissions and charter review commissions over the years has included staffing as well as designing procedures. Dr. Keller’s honors include the Lifetime Academic Award from the International City County Management Association in what he considers to be a career highlight.
Dr. Keller became involved in his profession because he has always been interested in politics ever since he was young, having read Madison’s notes to the Constitutional Convention. From there, he was captivated by the constitutional history and politics. Believing that a modern city requires equally effective public officials and citizens, he has worked with numerous community groups to help them understand modern systems of governance and assisting them with improving their interactions with government. In the coming years, he intends to publish some books and to continue to teach.
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