College of Graduate Studies Staff

Dean & Associate Dean

  • Jianping Zhu, PhD, Dean and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
    Office Location:  Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 227
    Telephone:  216-687-3595
    E-mail:  dean.graduatestudies@csuohio.edu
  • Donna Schultheiss, PhD, Associate Dean
    Office Location:  Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 229
    Telephone:  216-687-9387
    E-mail:  d.schultheiss@csuohio.edu
    Assists with day-to-day business of the College of Graduate Studies and with matters and issues affecting Graduate Faculty.

College of Graduate Studies Staff

  • Kathleen Cuthrell, Graduate Student Services Specialist
    Office Location:  Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 313S
    Telephone:  216-687-5228
    E-mail:  k.cuthrell@csuohio.edu
    Assists with Graduate Assistant Contracts, Thesis/Dissertation Proposal (Committee) Forms, Doctoral Commencement Ceremony, Doctoral Dissertation Format Approvals, Graduate Certificates.
  • David Easler, MBA, Director, Graduate Recruitment
    Office Location:  Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 302
    Telephone:  216-687-5047
    E-mail:  d.easler@csuohio.edu
    Develops and implements innovative strategies, plans, programs and services that support University goals of attracting and graduating an academically talented and diverse graduate student population.
  • Maribeth Kralik, Office Coordinator
    Assistant to the Dean
    Office Location:  Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 227
    Telephone:  216-687-3595
    E-mail:  m.a.kralik@csuohio.edu
    Coordinates and assists with Graduate Council, Graduate Faculty renewal, graduate program revisions, OBOR program coordination, and Graduate Catalog.
  • Tonita May, Coordinator, Graduate Student Services
    Office Location: Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 308
    Telephone:  216-687-3625
    E-mail:  t.l.may59@csuohio.edu
    Coordinates and supervises administrative office functions related to graduate student services. Also provides administrative assistance and support to the Director of Graduate Recruitment and the College of Graduate Studies. 
  • Dianne Oloff, Graduate Student Services Specialist
    Office Location: Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 301
    Telephone:  216-687-5230
    E-mail:  d.oloff@csuohio.edu
    Assists with Academic Regulations and Actions including:  Dismissals/Warnings; Graduate Student Petitions; Grade Changes; Credit Transfers; Transient Approvals; Master's Thesis Format review; Graduation Applications. 
  • Christopher Pokorny, MCIS, Applications Developer
    Office of Research & Graduate Studies
    Office Location: Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 303
    Telephone: 216-687-9360
    E-mail: c.pokorny@csuohio.edu
    Assists faculty and staff members of the College of Graduate Studies & Office of Research with IT-related topics, such as retrieving data from PeopleSoft, developing or maintaining certain aspects of the website, or working on special projects.
  • College of Graduate Studies Organizational Chart

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, PH 227
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Hall, 227
2258 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.9370
Fax: 216.875.9933


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