Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Lehfeldt is the Dean of the Mandel Honors College and Mandel Professor in Humanities. She joined the History Department at Cleveland State in 1995 where she is a Professor of History. She received her undergraduate BA in History from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and her MA and PhD from Indiana University. She teaches courses in European history from 1300-1700 and does research on the intersections of gender and religion during this period. When she's not in her office you might find her running, reading, traveling, or cooking.
Lauren Baker, M.Ed.
Mandel Honors College, University Scholars Advisor
Lauren Baker received her B.A. in English and her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She has worked as an academic advisor in the Honors College since 2007 and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree from CSU in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Karenia Ferguson received her BA in Communication from the University of Toledo in 2012 and her MSEd in Counseling from Old Dominion University in 2014. She has worked as an exploratory academic advisor at Kent State University and AmeriCorps college guide for College Now Greater Cleveland. When she is not working, she enjoys going to concerts, art museums and vegan restaurants.
Adrienne Pounds, alum of Ohio University, has helped first-generation college students, veterans, adult learners, transfer students, and international students achieve their goals, through recruiting, advising, teaching, and career coaching. She enjoys jazz music and is passionate about individuals reaching their goals.
Jackson Casteel is majoring in biology with a focus on Pre - Med. With his degree, he hopes to pursue a degree in pediatric medicine and work in a hospital such as Akron Children’s. Jackson has a strong passion for helping other people take steps forward in their lives. On campus, he is involved with Choose Ohio First, American Medical Student Association, and the CSU Mountaineers. In his free time, Jackson enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking with friends.
Jamison Schroeder Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant
Jamison Schroeder is majoring in Sports Management at CSU. He hopes to work in the front office for the Cleveland Indians, or any other sports team here in Cleveland. Jamison is extremely passionate about inclusion of people with mental and physical disabilities; it is something he has worked for his entire life. On-campus Jamison is also the Opinion Editor for CSU’s student newspaper, The Cauldron, and is also a member of the Ultimate Frisbee club team. Jamison is a member of the club Best Buddies and ushers at The Wolstein Center. Jamison also works off campus as a Kids Clubhouse Attendant with the Cleveland Indians and as a retail member with the clothing store GV Artwork. He is striving to stay involved here at CSU and hopes to be able to help anyone with anything they may need.