Edward W Hill (Ned), Ph.D.
 Title: Professor Emeritus and Former Dean
 Dept: College of Urban Affairs, Dean's Office
 Office: UR 335
 Phone: 216-687-2174
 Email: hill.1973@osu.edu
 Blog: http://nedhillonehandedeconomist.com
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 335, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Economic development, Community development Public economics/finance Labor markets Manufacturing policy Economic development and business strategy
Ph.D., Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
M.U.P.D.D., City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
B.A., Economics & Urban Studies, U of Pennsylvania, 1973
Brief Bio:
Dr. Edward W. (Ned) Hill is the former Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He is currently Professor of Public Affairs at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. He is a member of the faculty of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute in the College of Engineering and member of the faculty of City and Regional Planning faculty.

Ned is a member of the board of directors of MAGNET, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate in Northeast Ohio.   He is Senior Editorial Advisor to Economic Development Quarterly. He was Economic Development Quarterly's second editor (1994 to 2005). He was awarded the Robertson Prize from Urban Studies in 1994.  Ned was awarded Cleveland State University's Distinguished Faculty Award for Research in 1998 and merit award for research in 2002.  

Hill is the author of three books, co-editor of five books, and author of over 100 articles, book chapters, and columns.  He was a leader of the Deloitte Consulting-Cleveland State University team that wrote Industry-based Competitive Strategies for Ohio: Managing three portfolios in 2005 and Manufacturing Pennsylvania's Future in 2004.  Ohio's Competitive Advantage: Manufacturing Productivity was released in 2001. Ohio's Competitive Advantage has been credited with starting a five-year statewide conversation that resulted in fundamental business tax reform in the state of Ohio. The Cincinnati Enquirer referred to Hill as the "godfather of tax reform" in the summer of 2005.

Hill began his career at Cleveland State University in the fall of 1985. Ned was named Cleveland State University's first Vice President for Economic Development in May 2005 and he was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Urban Affairs in October 2007.  He stepped down from both upon his appointment as Dean in June 2009. He retired from CSU in June 2015.

He earned his Ph.D. in both economics and urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.
Honors and Awards:
2005 Ohio Manufacturers Association Legacy Award

2002 Faculty Merit Award for Research, Cleveland State University

1998 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, Cleveland State University

1997 Leadership Cleveland, Class of 1997

1994 Donald Robertson Memorial Prize for best paper in Urban Studies, Evaluating the Success of Urban Success Stories, with Harold Wolman and Coit Cook Ford III, June 1994

1986 Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association: Comprehensive Planning Award for the report, The Economy of Saint Louis: Structure and Future

MIT Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies: Catherine Bauer Wurster Fellow

University of Chicago, Department of Geography: Ford Foundation Urban Training Fellowship
Research Interests:
The intersection between the evolution of regional economies, public policy, business strategy and management practices
Teaching Areas:
At the John Glenn College, The Ohio State Univeristy:
Doctoral Seminar in Public Economics
Introduction to Public Affairs
Seminar in Economic Development
Professional Affiliations:
Urban Affairs Association
American Planning Association
American Economic Association
International Economic Development Council
University Service:
Dean, Levin College of Urban Affairs, July 2009 to present
Interim Dean, Levin College of Urban Affair, October 2007 to June 2009
Vice President for Economic Development, August 2005 to June 2009
Professor and Distinguished Scholar, September 2001 to present
Professor, September 1993 to 2001
Associate Professor, September 1990 to September 1993
Assistant Professor September 1985 to September 1990
Professional Service:
Member Research Panel, NIST, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 2017

Chair, National Advisory Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institue of Science and Technology, March 2007 to 2011 (Terms as chair: 2007 to 2010)

Editor, Economic Development Quarterly for 11 years, 1994 (Volume 8) to 2005 (Volume 19); Associate Editor 1989 (Volume 3) to 1993; and 2005 to present

Urban Affairs Association, Board Member for 6 years, April 1999 to April 2005, Secretary-Treasurer: 2003-2004, Chair Site selection committee: 2002-2005

Editorial Board member: Journal of the American Planning Association, 2004 to present

Former Editorial Board Member. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1999 to 2005; Journal of Planning Literature, 1996 to 2000; Journal of Planning Education and Research, 1990 to 1993
Community Service:
Board of Directors
  MAGNET, May 2009 to present
  NorTech, February 2007 to 2008
  Jumpstart, February 2007 to 2008
  Ohio MEMS Society 2003 to 2006
  Cleveland Council on World Affairs, June 2005 to 2006
  Westside Industrial Retention Network (WIRE-Net) June 2002 to 2006
Trustee, Cleveland Zoological Society, 2000 to 2008, Emeriti Circle 2009 to present
Advisor, The Generation Foundation, Cleveland, Fall 2001 to 2015

Governor's (Ohio) Urban Revitalization Task Force, August 1999 to December 1999  http://www.odod.state.oh.us/urtf.pd

Coach, Lakewood Soccer Association, Spring 1999 to Spring 2002

Transition Teams:
  Ohio Department of Development, Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, winter 2007
  Cleveland, Economic Development, Mayor Frank Jackson, spring 2006
  Lakewood, Planning, Mayor Madeline Cain, Winter 1996

Cuyahoga County Regional Planning Commission, Executive Board, June 1987 to 1989

Town of Oxford, Connecticut. Planning and Zoning Commission, Elected Member November 1982 to September 1985; Chair: January 1984 to September 1985