Joseph W Mead
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 317
 Phone: 216-687-5165,  216-687-5165
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 317, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit Law, Volunteerism, Law and Volunteering, Boards of Directors, Administrative Law, Law and Public Administration, Government Litigation, Constitutional Law
J.D., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Michigan
Brief Bio:
Joseph Mead is an Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Public Administration, and holds a joint appointment with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He currently serves as the Interim Program Director for the Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership (MNAL) Degree.  Before joining Cleveland State, Professor Mead served as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice in Washington DC.  As a Trial Attorney, he defended the constitutionality of federal statutes and advised and represented the White House and other federal agencies in constitutional and other complex litigation across the country. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan law school, where he served on the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the order of the coif.  

Professor Mead researches the law and interactions of nonprofit organizations and governmental institutions.  He is a contributing editor on the Nonprofit Law Professor Blog. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Mead is active in the community, consulting regularly with local nonprofit leaders to discuss issues facing their organizations.  He also handles Constitutional litigation in cooperation with the ACLU of Ohio.
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Contributing Editor, Nonprofit Law Professor Blog,
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Admitted to practice law (active) in:
State of Ohio
State of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan