Robert A Kleidman
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Sociology
 Office: RT 1734
 Phone: 216-687-9203
 Email: R.KLEIDMAN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1734, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990
M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983
M.A., Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
A.B., Psychology, Cornell University, 1975
 
Brief Bio:
My main interests in Sociology are in Political Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Urban Sociology, and Public Sociology. I am researching and working with a national network of community organizers and policy experts working on building sustainable and inclusive communities and metropolitan regions. We work with a range of community leaders and institutions, and with local, state, and federal elected officials and policymakers.
 
Research Interests:
Community organizing, engaged scholarship.
 
Teaching Areas:
Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Methods of Social Research, Race Class and Gender, Sociology of Sports
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Sociological Association
 
University Service:
Current: Chair, CLASS, Budget and Planning Committee
 
Professional Service:
I have organized several conferences and workshops on community organizing, engaged scholarship, metropolitan equity, etc. I see these activities as both professional and community service.

Professional service also includes organizing several panels for professional conferences, journal reviewing, etc.
 
Community Service:
I have organized several conferences and workshops on community organizing, engaged scholarship, and similar topics. I work closely with community organizing groups, seeking to use sociological research and theory to inform better practice.
 
Research Grants:
1994 "Community Organizing: A View from the Bottom Up," Nonprofit Sector Research Fund of The Aspen Institute, grant number 94-2-NSRF-10, $38,000. Robert Kleidman, Principal Investigator;  Randy Cunningham, Co-Investigator