Mark M. Levin

Clinical Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • MPA, Kent State University, 1970
  • B.A., Miami University


Mark Levin is a clinical associate professor with extensive professional experience in local government management and teaching experience in public management and government budgeting.

Levin was the city administrator of Maryland Heights, Missouri, from 1985 to 2015. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), is an ICMA Credentialed Manager, and has received many awards for his record of public service, including the Lifetime Public Service Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments,  ICMA’s 40 Year Service Award and ICMA’s Professional Award for Career Development.

Levin taught governmental budgeting as an instructor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also taught local government and public budgeting courses at Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, St. Louis University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He has published articles on local government, community relations, and teaching.

Levin earned his bachelor’s in education from Miami University in Ohio and his MPA from Kent State University, where he concentrated in urban studies. He also attended a program for senior executives in state and local government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


  • City Administrator, City of Maryland Heights, Missouri, 1985-2015
  • Village Manager, Village of Bolingbrook, Illinois, 1983-85
  • Assistant City Manager, City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 1974-80

In the News

Selected Works

  • “Educating Local Government Managers for the Twenty-First Century: A Preface to the Symposium,” (with R. Cox and G. Gabris), Journal of Public Affairs Education, NASPPA (Summer 2010)
  • “How to Work with Elected Officials,” Public Management, ICMA, (December 2008)
  • Managers as Teachers, A Practitioner’s Guide to Teaching Public Administration (with R. Cox, J. Banovetz and M. McDowell) ICMA, 1998; (rev. 2007)
  • “Book Review: Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug,” Public Management, ICMA (April 2002)
  • “Council-Staff Relations: Are They Good for You?” (with D. Harms, et al), Missouri Municipal Review, Missouri Municipal League (December 1991)
  • “What Part of No Don't You Understand?” (with K. O'Keefe and H. Paperner), Current Municipal Problems, Volume 18 No.1, Clark Boardman Callaghan (1991)
  • “Strategic Planning Begins with the Future,” (with R. Goldberg), Kansas Government Journal, Kansas Municipal League (April 1990)
  • "Taxpayers Lawsuits: A New Day in Missouri,” (with H. Paperner), Missouri Municipal Review Missouri Municipal League (January 1990)