Cleveland State University

Exploratory Academic Advising

Exploratory Advising Team

David Bowditch, Director
David Bowditch earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. He has worked at Cleveland State University as an academic advisor for over 19 years. He has served as a Director of University Advising since 2000.
Contact Information
Office Location - Main Classroom 110
Phone - 216-687-9374
Email - d.bowditch@csuohio.edu

Mary Beth McDonald, Academic Advisor
Ms. McDonald graduated from Ohio University with a B.A degree in History. She was selected for the Teacher Corps Program at Wayne State University in Detroit. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University, with a concentration in Reading. Mary Beth taught Developmental Reading/Study Skills for more than 25 years at CSU and has been advising for approximately 9 years. She especially enjoys working with freshmen, returning women and undecided students.
Contact Information
Office Location - Main Classroom 110
Phone - 216-687-2018
Email – m.mcdonald@csuohio.edu

Sarah Shelden, PSEOP Coordinator/Academic Advisor
Sarah graduated from the University of Bufflao with a B.A. in Sociology and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary. She minored in Education. She also earned her M.Ed in School Counseling. She joined the CSU team in 2013. She has been with CSU since 2013.  She was previously employed at D'Youville College and the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.   She enjoys helping high school students explore CSU as they earn credit to advance their education and also helping exploratory and undecided students determine "best-fit" majors.
Contact Information
Office Location - Main Classroom 110
Phone - 216-687-2279
Email – s.shelden@csuohio.edu

Mary James, Administrative Assistant
Mary has over 25 years of experience as an administrative assistant at CSU. She enjoys working with undergraduates and supporting their success.
Contact Information
Office Location - Main Classroom 110
Phone - 216-523-7368
Email - m.james@csuohio.edu