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Thomas Hrdy

Areas of Concentration:

Justice Politics and Policy,
Policy Analysis and Administration


BA in Social Services Cleveland State University
MA in Justice Studies Kent State Univer

Research Interests:

Death Penalty and the judicial process; Policy implementation in justice system; Prosecutors reelection and possible affects upon their charging and sentencing results.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities:

I am currently employed as a Habilitation Manager for Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). I manage forty-five staff who assist 259 individuals in daily vocational, habilitative, and activity programming at the Beachwood Adult Activities Center.  I am in private practice as a Mitigations Specialist representing capital offenders and function as a member of the defense team assisting to prevent the death penalty from being implemented.


Home brewing (annual Christmas spice beer, Seasonal brews, IPA, Summer wheat etc.);
Gourmet cooking; Gardening; Cycling both distance touring and mountain bike racing; Running

Department of Political Science