Stephanie R Ryberg (Stephanie), Ph.D.
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 Title: Assoc Professor & MUPD Dir
Historic Preservation Certificate Coordinator
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 319
 Phone: 216-802-3386
 Email: S.RYBERG@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 319, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Historic Preservation, Community Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Neighborhood Planning, Urban Revitalization, Preservation Planning, Main Street, Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Planning History
 
Education:
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.A., City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.H.P., Historic Preservation, University of Maryland, 2004
B.U.P., Urban Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2001
 
Brief Bio:
Stephanie Ryberg-Webster is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, where she also directs the Master of Urban Planning and Development program. Her research explores the complex intersections of historic preservation and urban development, including preservation (and demolition) in legacy cities, synergies and tensions between preservation and community development, federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, and the preservation of Cleveland's African American heritage. Dr. Ryberg-Webster's current work explores the 1970s-era history of historic preservation in Cleveland, as urban disinvestment escalated. Dr. Ryberg-Webster teaches courses in urban planning, historic preservation, urban design, and contemporary urban issues. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati.
 
Research Interests:
Dr. Ryberg-Webster's research focuses on the planning and revitalization of older, urban communities with the goal of exploring the multi-dimensional nature of urban revitalization and historic preservation. The key questions that permeate her work include: How is preservation used as a revitalization tool and what are the effects on neighborhoods and downtowns? Who is choosing (or not choosing) to use preservation and what are their motivations? What is the spatial distribution of preservation activity in cities? In the past, how have planners, policymakers and others used preservation to spur revitalization? How can these historical narratives influence contemporary public policy?
 
Teaching Areas:
Urban planning
Historic preservation
Urban design
Urban studies
 
Professional Affiliations:
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Society for American City and Regional Planning History
Urban Affairs Association
American Planning Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
Professional Experience:
Planning Consultant, North American Port Infrastructure, LLC.

Landscape Historian, National Park Service, Cultural Landscapes Program.

Associate Planner, Trkla, Pettigrew, Allen & Payne, Inc.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planner, Walt Disney Imagineering.

Urban Designer, Moule & Polyzoides, Archtiects & Urbanists.
 
University Service:
Faculty Senate, 2016 - 2017

E-Learning Committee, 2015-2016

Co-Organizer, ¿Historic Preservation in America¿s Legacy Cities Convening,¿ August 2012 ¿ June 2014 (with Kathleen Crowther, Cleveland Restoration Society)

Graduation, Convocation and Assembly Committee, 2011 ¿ 2015

Graduate Petitions & Standards, 2016 - 2017

Curriculum Committee, 2015 - 2017

Faculty Search Committee (Economic Development), 2015-2016

Faculty Search Committee (Lecturer in Urban Planning), 2015-2016

Historic Preservation Certificate Program Coordinator, 2013 - present

Faculty Search Committee (Neighborhood & Community Development), 2013-2014

Faculty Search Committee (College Lecturer), 2010-2011
 
Professional Service:
Legacy City Preservation National Conference Planning Committee, 2017 - present

Co-Chair, Local Host Committee, Society for American City and Regional Planning History 2017 conference, 2015 - present

Program Committee, Society for American City and Regional Planning History 2014 ¿ 2015

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Working Group on Policy Statement for Historic Preservation and Rightsizing, 2015 ¿ 2016

Participant, Legacy Cities Design Workshop/Bruner Loeb Forum, November 2013
 
Community Service:
Trustee, Cleveland Restoration Society (2012 - present)

Executive Committee, Cleveland Section (Ohio APA)(2012-2016)
 
Research Grants:
¿Restoring the Rustbelt: Histories of Historic Preservation in Cleveland, Ohio,¿ Funded by Cleveland State University, Faculty Scholarship Initiative and the Center for Architecture Foundation's Arnold W. Brunner Grant.

¿Preservation Innovations in Cleveland¿s St. Clair Superior Neighborhood,¿ Funded by Cleveland State University, Civic Innovation Grant.

¿Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Economic Impact Study,¿ Funded by Ohio Development Services Agency.

¿Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in America¿s Legacy Cities,¿ Funded by National Trust for Historic Preservation, Kohler Fund.

¿Historic Preservation in America¿s Legacy Cities Convening,¿ Funded by the Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation, The Ohio Humanities Council, and Cleveland State University.