|Professor Ledebur's career combines college teaching, university administration, government service and policy research. His area of expertise and current interests include economic development at the state, federal and local levels, economic development and urban policy, organizational development, strategic planning and needs assessment.
Dr. Ledebur has served as Director of the Urban Center at Levin College, and Director of the Center for Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. He has also served as the director of the Urban Institute's Economic Development Program, Senior Economist on the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, and as a Visiting Scholar and Senior Economist in the Economic Development Administration of the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ledebur earned his Ph.D. and Master's degrees at Florida University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College. He began his teaching career at Denison University as a professor of Economics. He has authored numerous book and articles on various aspects of urban economic development.
* Professor, Levin College of Urban Affairs
* Coordinator, Economic Development Program
* Editor, Economic Development Quarterly [June 2007]