Beth A Nagy, MCP, Ed.D.
 Title: Assoc College Lecturer AAUP
Urban Planning Practice
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 224
 Phone: 216-875-9907
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 224, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
community engagement, community-engaged learning, Planning pedagogy, leadership in Planning
Ed.D., Urban Educational Leadership, University of Cincinnati, 2011
M.C.P., Community Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2003
B.U.P., Urban Planning, University of Cincinnati, 1999
Brief Bio:
Dr. Beth Nagy has over 20 years of professional and teaching experience in the urban nonprofit and public sectors in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Nagy focuses on urban planning and community development in historic urban cores. Within that context, Beth is interested in smart cities, mapping & analysis, data visualizations, urban schools, philanthropy and corporate citizenship, and community-engaged learning. She enjoys community improvement projects, urban momentum, and good coffee.
Honors and Awards:
Certificate in Community Engagement, NeighborWorks America, 2010
Certificate in Evaluation & Assessment, University of Cincinnati, 2012
GISP (Certified GIS Professional), GIS Certification Institute, 2014
Creative and Activities:
Community-based projects in partnership with CSU Campus Grounds, MetroWest CDC, City of East Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope, and Trust for Public Land
Research Interests:
mapping technology, urban revitalization, urban schools, smart cities, leadership in Planning, planning ethics, planning apps, community engagement, comprehensive community initiatives, community engaged learning, community-based social entrepreneurship, and Planning pedagogy.
Teaching Areas:
Urban Studies, Urban Planning, GIS, Ethics, Plan Making & Implementation Skills, Local Planning Resources, Community Building Internships, and Planning Apps.
Professional Affiliations:
American Planning Association
GIS Certification Institute
Community Development Society
Planners Network
Professional Experience:
Beth Nagy was a community planning professional practicing in Cincinnati, OH for over 15 years. She held positions with Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Cincinnati Public Schools, University of Cincinnati's (OH) College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Xavier University's (OH) Community Building Institute and Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning, Warren County Regional Planning Commission, and Hamilton County Planning and Development, as well as offering her services as a Planning Consultant.
University Service:
Levin College GIS Certificate Coordinator
Master of Urban Planning & Development Program Steering Committee
Curriculum Committee
Open Educational Resources Committee
Faculty Advisor - CSU American Planning Association (APA) Student Organization
Professional Service:
Clevelawn nonprofit organization, Board of Directors 2019-present
American Planning Association, Board of Directors 2016-2019
Citizens for Civic Renewal, President, Board of Directors, 2015-16
Community Development Society, Board of Directors 2012-2015
Community Service:
Course Projects:
UST 487/587 GIS Applications CSU Campus Grounds GIS Asset Management Project
UST 487/587 GIS Applications Clark-Fulton GIS Community Assets Inventory & Analysis
UST 487/587 GIS Applications East Cleveland Community Assets Inventory & Analysis
UST 489 Advanced Senior Seminar Community Benefits Agreements Case Studies for East Cleveland
Research Grants:
Over $200,000 in public & philanthropic grants awarded to nonprofit clients