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Academic Advisors

20150126joy_cobb_bwsJOY COBB - Academic Advisor

Walk-In Advising: Tuesdays 5-7pm
Appointments: 740-593-4400


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,

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,
Appointments: 740-593-4400

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!

FloydFLOYD DONEY - Academic Advisor

Walk-In Advising: Tuesdays 5-7 pm,
Appointments: 740-593-4400

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.

Forche_Staff_PhotoBEN FORCHE - Academic Advisor

Walk-In Advising: Wednesdays 5-7 pm,
Appointments: 740-593-4400


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.

melissa toretchMELISSA TORETCH - Academic Advisor

Walk-In Advising: Wednesdays 5-7pm
Appointments: 740-593-4400


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.

GREG MOELLER - Director of Student Affairs, Patton College of Education,
Appointments: 740-593-4400


B.S. Communication, Ohio University

M.Ed. College Student Personnel, Ohio University

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife Regina, cooking, Athens dining (Casa Nueva, O'Betty's, Rickshaw Thai, and Jackie O's), watching the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and of course the Ohio Bobcats.

Best advice: Explore Athens and Southeastern Ohio because there is life outside of the Ohio University campus. Check out a show at Stuart's Opera House, take a hike in Hocking Hills and explore the bike path! Make Athens your home and take ownership of it.

Office Personnel


MARCY O'BRIEN - Administrative Associate, 740-593-4400



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!

Dean's Staff


Maureen_CoonMaureen Coon
Ohio University
College of Education
Lindley Hall 052
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.