Advising

Exploratory Academic Advising

Exploratory Advising Team

The Exploratory Advising Office team of academic advisors and staff offer students a wealth of advising experience and knowledge.

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 for 12 years, with all of his experience being in academic advising. 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 2 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 and Academic Advisor

Sarah is the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) Coordinator and Academic Advisor for Exploratory students.  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.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Cleveland, and traveling.  Sarah is also an avid football fan – Go Bills!

Contact Information 
Office Location - Main Classroom 110
Phone - 216-687-2279
Email – s.shelden@csuohi.edu