The Exploratory Advising Office team of academic advisors and staff offer students a wealth of advising experience and knowledge.
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.
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.
Dr. Frank Feola is working to help students build a bridge between their high school and college experiences as the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Coordinator and Exploratory Advisor here at Cleveland State University. One of his passions is to improve the educational experiences of children in urban schools. To work toward that goal during his doctoral research, he created a professional development experience -- autodidactic cultural diversity development -- to improve teachers' abilities to be more culturally responsive educators.