Faculty & Staff Directory

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Kenneth Brubaker
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Dr. Ken Brubaker, originally from Buffalo, New York, joined Ashland University in 2003 as a Graduate Assistant and adjunct instructor for the sport sciences department. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Canisius College, a M.Ed. in Sport Education from Ashland University, and an Ed.D. in Leadership Studies at Ashland University. While he was a student in the M.Ed. program, Ken was recognized as Major of... Read More

Charles (Chuck) Bryant
Professional Instructor of Finance

Professor Chuck Bryant received his Masters of Business Administration degree at Ashland University, with primary study in Finance and International Business. Upon graduating, he received the inaugural MBA Hall of Fame Award. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, strategic planning, and corporate valuation. Chuck has written several academic research articles and been a presenter at multiple... Read More

Michael Colburn
Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Michael Colburn, Assistant Professor of Management, joined Ashland University in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Adult Education, all from the Ohio State University. Dr. Colburn teaches strategic management and operations management at the undergraduate level and teaches organization development and operations... Read More

Daniel Fox
Chair of Marketing/ Hospitality Management Department, Associate Professor of Marketing

Dr. Dan Fox currently serves as the Chair of the Marketing/ Hospitality Management Department. Dr Fox is an Associate Professor, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio Licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fox joined the University in 2004 and has served in various positions including Associate Dean and Director of Entrepreneurship for the Dauch College of Business... Read More

Jack Harpool
Professional Instructor of Management

Dr. Jack D. Harpool, Professional Instructor of Management, joined the Ashland University in 2008. He is an accomplished author in the area of Information Systems and Design, having written numerous college level textbooks used nationally and internationally. He has served as a consultant both to the Federal Government and to commercial business. He has worked as a Plans and Operations Information Technology... Read More

Ali Hashemi
Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Ali Hashemi joined Ashland University in 2012. He earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, a M.A. in Information Technology Management from Allame Tabatabaei University, and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic University. His research interests include economic development, health economics and Middle East economics.

Raymond Jacobs
Associate Dean, Chair of the MBA Program, Professor of Manag

Dr. Raymond Jacobs, Associate Dean, Chair of the MBA program, and Professor of Management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1990. Dr. Jacobs is currently Assessment Coordinator for the college. He has published articles in several journals, including Management Science, Decision Sciences, and Production and Operations Management, and has made numerous presentations at national and regional conferences. He... Read More

Joan Kalamas
Professional Instructor of Management

Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty in 2009 as a Professional Instructor of Management. She teaches all courses in the MBA Human Resource (HR) Management specialization. Joan also teaches several undergraduate management courses and serves as faculty advisor to the HR student chapter. She has spent 25 years serving as a senior Human Resources... Read More

Lance Kaltenbaugh Lance Kaltenbaugh
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, joined Ashland University in 2000. His areas of expertise include campus recreation and therapeutic recreation. He received the Academic Mentor Award in 2006 and was nominated as the Outstanding Male Faculty Member in 2007. Dr. Kaltenbaugh serves as the internship coordinator for the Sport Management major. Lance has a Bachelor of Education and Master... Read More

Victoria Kaskey
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Victoria Kaskey, Assistant Professor of Accounting, joined Ashland University in 2008. Dr. Kaskey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. She is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner with specializations in managerial... Read More

Bo Li Bo Li
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Dr. Bo Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2012. His teaching specializations involve courses in supply chain management, operations management and decision sciences. He received his B.S. from the South China University of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. He is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS and... Read More

Dave Lifer David Lifer
Professor of Information Systems

Dr. David Lifer, Professor of Information Systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1983.  He holds degrees from Ashland University (B.S. and MBA) and The Ohio State University (A.A.S and Ph.D.) Dr.  Lifer's teaching and research interests are in the areas of technologically mediated social networks, online learning environments and curriculum development.

Gary Margot
Professor of Information Systems

Dr. Gary Margot, Professor of Information Systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in CIS from Ohio State University, his Master's Degree in Business from Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His areas of teaching include Information Technology, Systems Analysis, and the MBA Management of Information Systems course.

milton, paul.jpg Paul Milton
Chair of Sport Management Department, Associate Professor of

Dr. Paul Milton joined Ashland University in 2006. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Davis; an M.A., from Michigan State University; and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. Paul served as Director, Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University for fifteen years. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences, and has published papers in a variety of academic journals. Dr.... Read More

Mark Nadler Mark Nadler
Chair of Economics/ Finance, Associate Professor of Economic

Dr. Mark A. Nadler is the A.L. Garber Family Chair in Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University.  He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Ph.D. in Economics. Dr. Nadler has many publications in the area of Economic and Financial Education and is a monthly columnist for Employee Benefit News where he writes on 401(k)... Read More

Kris Neslund Kristofer Neslund
Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Kris Neslund, Associate Professor of Accounting, joined Ashland University in 2011. He earned a BSBA from Bowling Green State University, a J.D. from Lewis & Clark College, a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University and a DBA in Decision Science and Economics from Kent State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Ohio. He has numerous publications and presentations related to tax... Read More

parsons, jen.jpg Jennifer Parsons
Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Dr. Jennifer Parsons, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University, double majoring in Biology and Physical Education; a Master of Science degree from Arizona State University, with a specialization in Exercise Science, Wellness and Health Promotion; and an Ed.D. in Leadership Studies from Ashland University.... Read More

Kris Parsons Kristine Parsons
Chair of Accounting/ Information Systems Department, Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Kristine Parsons is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting and IS in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Kent State University. Dr. Parsons' current research interests include Curriculum Development, Improving Online Learning and Social Networking. She serves on the Board of Regents for the Institute of Certified Management... Read More

Ron Paugh Ron Paugh
Associate Professor of Marketing

Dr. Ronald Paugh, Associate Professor of Marketing, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1986.  His areas of expertise include marketing management, services marketing and advertising and promotion strategy.  Ron earned his Ph.D. in Mass Media and Marketing from Michigan State University, his Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Akron and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the... Read More

Beverly Piper Beverly Piper
Associate Professor of Accounting

Beverly J. Piper, Associate Professor of Accounting and IS, joined Ashland University in 1979.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an active license to practice accounting from the State of Ohio.  In addition, she holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certificate which indicates achievement of proficiency in cost and managerial accounting, finance, economics, information systems and business... Read More