Nisha J Mistry, J.D.
 Title: Asst Professor of Practic AAUP
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115

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J.D., Law, Northeastern University School of Law
MSc. (With Distinction), City Design & Social Science, London School of Economics & Political Science
B.A. (Honors), Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
Brief Bio:
Professor Nisha Mistry is a licensed attorney and community economic development executive with 15 years of cross-sector professional experience in New York City, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. Her past work spans municipal operations management, strategic policy advising, global consulting, and applied urban research. She has authored and edited several publications, including for Brookings Metro. In addition, Professor Mistry has served as an independent consultant to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), among other clients.

Her previous positions include:

* Assistant Commissioner (appointed), Division of Economic & Financial Opportunity, Dept. of Small Business Services, City of New York
* Manager, Bloomberg Associates
* Director, Urban Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
* Manufacturing Policy Advisor, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development, City of Newark, New Jersey
* Mayor's Office Fellow, Office of Mayor Cory A. Booker, City of Newark, New Jersey

From 2012 through 2013, Professor Mistry was a Non-Resident Fellow with Brookings Metro. In this role, she focused on U.S. manufacturing revitalization as an aspect of community-engaged urban economic development.

Professor Mistry is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Cleveland State University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban affairs and public administration.
Honors and Awards:
Graduate Merit Award (Tuition-Based Scholarship), London School of Economics, 2008-09
Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award, Northeastern University School of Law, 2007
Teaching Areas:
UST 634: Ethics in the Public Sector
UST 489: Advanced Senior Seminar
UST 302: Contemporary Urban Issues
UST 206: Megacities of Asia
UST 200: Introduction to Urban Studies
Professional Affiliations:
Admitted to the New York State Bar, 2009
University Service:
Ad Hoc Search Committee Member, Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs, 2023
Community Service:
Supervised Spring 2023 Senior Capstone Project (as part of UST 489), which involved student fieldwork and project delivery for the Cleveland field office of the Trust for Public Land.