Holly Whisman

Holly Whisman

Class of 2013


MS, Urban Studies, Cleveland State University

Research Interest:

Holly’s interest focuses on urban studies and local government.

Ph.D. Expected:


Current Research: Dissertation Title:Teaching Interests:Accomplishments:Recent Publications:

  • Leland, S.M. & Whisman, H. (2012). The promises of collaborative governance, in Kenton county together: A call to action.
  • Leland, S.M. & Whisman, H. (Forthcoming). Local Legislatures, in Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government. Edited by Haider-Markel, D.

Conferences Attended:Biographical Information:

Holly’s undergraduate and master’s work were completed at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. While there, she worked with the Center for Public Management on projects related to county government reform and interlocal cooperation. Holly is currently working on her dissertation, which examines the work of regional councils and the state laws that govern such organizations. She also works as an analyst for Mecklenburg County, with responsibility for performance measurement, evaluation, and data analysis, in the Effective and Efficient Government Focus Area.

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