patton college RESOURCES
ACADEMIC ADVISING IS A COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN ADVISOR AND STUDENT, WHERE THE GOAL IS TO GUIDE A STUDENT TOWARDS THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER GOALS.
The Advising Syllabus outlines the relationship between a student and an advisor. Additioanlly, it explains the duties and responsibilities of both the student and the academic advisor. It is imperative every student reads and understands the expectations set forth for their advising interactions.
Appointment Line: 740.593.4400
NO Same-Day Appointments
Advisors can get very busy, especially during peak times. Schedule an appointment early to ensure a time that works well for you.
Arriving late could cause your advising session to be cancelled or cut short. Be on time or early to get the most out of your session.
Write down tasks to be completed or helpful hints throughout your session. This will help you remember important points of your session later.
Having a list of questions to ask will ensure they are answered during your session. This will also give you the opportunity to write down the answers and have a reference sheet later.
The advising office offers two services to address student's quick questions, without scheduling an appointment. Just show up!
Location: 103 McCracken Hall
Location: 103 McCracken Hall
JOY COBB - Academic Advisor
B.S. Sociology, Ohio State University
M.Ed. Higher Education, Northeastern University
Hobbies: Seeing live music, traveling, attending sporting events, watching movies and spending time with family.
Best advice: Do good wherever you go.
KELLY CZACK - Academic Advisor
Walk-In Advising: Mondays 5-7pm
Direct Line: 704.593.9924
B.S. Recreation Studies, Ohio University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel, Ohio University
Hobbies: Traveling anywhere, even if it's a road trip home to Cleveland, Ohio, painting on canvas, "experimenting" in the kitchen, writing, reading, hanging out with my dog, family and friend time, watching football and baseball, especially my OU and Cleveland sports teams!!
Best advice: Find passion in everything that you do, and if you can't find the passion, change what you're doing! Life is too short to spend time doing something you don't enjoy, so get out and live life, and don't let life live you! And don't EVER say you can't do something...if you WANT to do it, give it a try, you'll surprise yourself every time!
KELLY DAVIDSON (Ms. Kelly) - Academic Advisor
Walk-In Advising: Mondays 5-7pm
Direct Line: 740.597.1946
B.A. English, Ohio University
M.Ed. Higher Education, Kent State University
Hobbies: Reading; traveling; experiencing the arts; shopping; community service; and baking.
Best advice: Believe in yourself! As a student at Ohio University, you are surrounded by individuals who can help you get where you want to be in life. Trust us to help you achieve greatness and believe in yourself because we believe in YOU!
FLOYD DONEY - Academic Advisor
Walk-In Advising: Wednesdays 5-7 pm
Direct Line: 740.593.0884
Associate Degree in General Studies, Kent State University
B.A. History, Business Management Minor and Certificate in Asian Studies, Kent State University
M.A. Asian Studies, The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Hobbies: Walking, gardening, spending time with our dogs and cats and trying to reduce our family's eco footprint.
Best advice: It is much more rewarding to study something that you enjoy than it is to study something that you think will be more marketable.
MELISSA TORETCH - Academic Advisor
Walk-In Advising: Tuesdays 5-7pm
Direct Line: 740.593.4444
B.S. Physical Education, East Carolina University
M.S. Kinesiology, James Madison University
Hobbies: Traveling to the Caribbean, spending time with family and friends, watching sports (especially football) and watching my daughter play sports.
Best advice: The major you choose today doesn't define who you are. Don't stress about choosing a major. You are not stuck doing the same thing for the next 40 years. Many people change career paths as their interests and lives change.
BEN FORCHE - Director of Student Affairs, Patton College of Education
B.S. Visual Communication Technology, Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of South Carolina
Hobbies: Woodworking, photography, Netflix, and spending time with my wife and daughter.
Best advice: Stay open to new possibilities. You never know where they may lead you.
career leadership & development center representative
JAMIE DAHL - Assistant Director,
Career & Leadership Development Center for Hospitality, Merchandising, and Recreation
Division of Student Affairs and the Patton College of Education
Direct Line: 740.593.1398
Career Coaching Appointments on T/W/Th at the CLDC (5th floor Baker), schedule in advance
Career Leadership & Development Center website - (https://www.ohio.edu/careerandleadership/)
B.S. Forest Management and Minor in Wood Products Business & Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S. Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University
Hobbies: Doctoral work in Higher Education Leadership; playing in the forest with my husband and little boy; yoga.
Best advice: Make the most of your time at Ohio University. Use this time and place as a springboard to gather resources and skills that allow you to keep on learning about yourself, about others, and about the world around you. Come and visit us at the Career and Leadership Development Center!
MARCY O'BRIEN - Administrative Associate
Hobbies: Animals are my hobby and my life's work. Working with rescues to find forever homes.
Best advice: Don't listen to your friends! You have an assigned advisor and they are here to help you graduate, make use of them!
College of Education
103 McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Maureen Coon serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Advising.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Advising is responsible for overseeing undergraduate recruitment efforts, The Patton College’s Professional Advising Center, early clinical experiences and professional internships through the Office of Clinical Experiences, student records, and the Upward Bound program.
The assistant dean is a member of OHIO’s Assistant Deans Council and the Unit of Education’s U-PEP (Unit for the Preparation of the Education Professional) and Assessment Council, as well as the ex officio for The Patton College’s Awards Committee. The assistant dean also serves on the Academic Leadership Team and the College Coordinating Council for the college.
The Patton College of Education
Office of Student Affairs