About the Division of Community Learning

Baldwin Wallace University has always been a proud neighbor and strong partner to the City of Berea, Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and beyond. Since its founding in 1845, BW has remained focused on being a place for learning and exploration.

The university established the Division of Community Learning in 2021 to strategically develop, support, and administer community-based educational initiatives across all colleges/schools and their respective departments on- and off-campus. The DCL is focused on creating accessible opportunities for our community to work alongside our faculty, staff and students, and utilize the university’s incredible facilities, research and expertise.

Whether you are looking to hone a skill or explore a new interest, the DCL is a place for the entire family to learn and play with purpose while embarking on a journey of unending curiosity.

About Our Staff

Adam J. Sheldon

Adam Sheldon is the Assistant Provost and (founding) Executive Director of the Division of Community Learning where he oversees the development and management of BW’s community-based learning initiatives on- and off-campus. Prior to being appointed to this role, Adam served as the Director of the BW Community Arts School where he led the efforts to diversify the former BW Community Music School into three additional discipline areas (dance, theatre and visual art), triple the school’s enrollment and expand BW’s footprint into a new facility equipped and renovated for this additional programming.

Prior to BW, Adam was the Operations and Finance Manager for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland. In this role, he led the national Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, assisted with the Creative Workforce Fellowship program, provided technical assistance to artists and arts-related organizations while overseeing the financial and human resource operations of the organization. In tandem with this position, he served as the Executive Director of SMART360, a comprehensive music and literacy program for students grades one to four in the Akron Public School System. For this work, Adam was awarded the Education Impact Award from Peg’s Foundation (previously known as the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) and the Volunteer of the Year award by the Superintendent of Akron Public Schools.

Adam holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in arts management from Baldwin Wallace University. He continues to stay professionally involved both regionally and nationally as a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Higher Education Protection Network, the American Camp Association and the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium.

Adam Sheldon, Assistant Provost & Executive Director

Kirsten Bramley

Kirsten Bramley is the Strategic Enrollment Systems Manager for the Division of Community Learning. Before moving into this role, Kirsten was a part of BW’s Admission Office where she spent time working with transfer, adult, and graduate students in all areas of the admission process. She also created and implemented new promotional initiatives and strategies for BW and external organizations.

Before coming to BW, Kirsten was the Development Coordinator at Beck Center for the Arts where she led database management and reporting for donor cultivation and analysis. She assisted with the registration and evaluation of organizational events to maintain the integrity of the database platforms.

As alumni of BW, Kirsten ’18 and her husband, John ’13, enjoy attending the musical and athletic events on campus as well as throughout Cleveland. An enthusiastic problem-solver, Kirsten is ready to support the DCL’s initiatives and BW’s mission on campus.

Kirsten Bramley, Strategic Enrollment Systems Manager