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Hilary Teynor Donatini

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English

Topic(s): 18th century British literature, the novel, historical and philosophical contexts for literature, humor, satire
Hilary Teynor Donatini is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio. After earning a B.A. at The College of Wooster in 1998, she went on to The University of Wisconsin-Madison, finishing a Ph.D. in 2006 and teaching at both UW-Madison and a UW branch campus before joining Ashland's English department. She is the... read more

Associate Professor of Counseling

Topic(s): counseling, Personality Assessments, Research and Design in Counseling
Dr. Tony Donofrio is an associate professor of counseling at the Ashland University Theological Seminary. As a 1999 graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary, Dr. Donofrio was a beneficiary of the seminary's academic excellence, emphasis on God's word, and rich sense of Christian community.... read more

Professor of Art

Topic(s): printmaking
Keith Dull, Professor of Art, is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Indiana University, Herron School of Art in 1992, and a MFA in Printmaking from the University of South Dakota in 1995. He worked as adjunct faculty and print shop technician... read more

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre

Topic(s): theatre history, script analysis, musical theatre
Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently an associate professor of theatre, taking over the position of chair in May 2008. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis, and musical theatre. Teresa earned a bachelor of science degree from John... read more

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Topic(s): technology use by students with disabilities in K-16 educations, ways of leveling the digital divide through policy and pedagogical interventions, ways of providing access to under-respected and non-traditional students, the creation of sustainable models of education in emerging global economies, scaffolding in distance education, computer and society, educational tools, special education
Dr. Jason Brent Ellis, Associate Professor, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2007. A native of Canada, his research focuses on technology use by students with disabilities in K-16 education, ways of leveling the digital divide through policy and pedagogical interventions, ways of providing... read more

Associate Professor of Educational Administration

Topic(s): empathic education, Myers Briggs Type Inventory (personality), the change process in organizational teambuilding schools, the national standards for principals (ISLLC)
Dr. Carol Engler, associate professor of Educational Administration, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2002. She is a 30-year veteran of the Akron Ohio Public Schools where she served as a high school administrator, counselor and teacher. She is founder and former Executive Director of... read more

Assistant Professor of Nursing ; Director of Gereotology Nursing

Topic(s): Interteaching, comfort and adherence, hemodialysis patient population, Gerontology
Karen Estridge is assistant professor of nursing. She received her her BS in nursing from Capital University, her MSN in nursing from Otterbein College, and was a DNP student at Case Western Reserve University. She has a certification in wound/ostomy care. Her specialty practice includes medical-... read more
Dr. Glen Fincher II

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Topic(s): biostatistics, applied physiology with an emphasis on physical fitness, strength training, wellness, exercise, graduate studies, health and nutrition, heat illness, hypertention, martial arts, mentoring, nutrition and food, photography, physical fitness, self defense, sports medicine, statistics, stress, stress management, weight loss, yoga, bicycling, biomedical issues, choosing a college, diabetes
Dr. Glen Fincher II, associate professor of sport sciences, joined Ashland University in 1990. His areas of expertise include biostatistics and applied physiology, with an emphasis on physical fitness, strength training, and wellness. Dr. Fincher is faculty advisor to the Powerlifting club and a... read more

Professor of English

Topic(s): W.B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, Anglo-Irish literature, modern poetry, environmentalist literature
Editor of the Ashland Poetry Press, Deborah Fleming, professor of English, received her PhD from Ohio State University. Her books include Without Leave, a novel published by Black Mountain Press; Morning, Winter Solstice, a collection of poetry published by Vineyard Press; "A man who does not... read more

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science

Topic(s): John Locke, liberal education, Mark Twain, civic, education, government, higher education, India, liberal arts, political philosophy, Asia
Dr. David Foster, associate professor of political science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, joined Ashland University in 1998. He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations and, in the masters of American history and government program, courses... read more

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Marketing, Hospitality Management, and Fashion Merchandising

Topic(s): consulting, accounting, marketing
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the marketing, hospitality management, and fashion merchandising department. Dr. Fox is an associate professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio Licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fox... read more

Professional Instructor of ACCESS

Topic(s): Adolescent to young adult (grades 7-12) English language arts
Jacqueline Fries-Gomez, a Professional Instructor in Ashland University's ACCESS intensive English program, joined the department in January of 2013. She received her M.A. in TESOL with an additional K-12 endorsement from the University of Findlay in 2013. She also graduated with the honor of... read more
Christina Fuhrmann

Professor of Music

Topic(s): theatre music, imported opera in early 19th century London
Christina Fuhrmann received her BA in music from Marlboro College in Vermont and her PhD in musicology from Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches the music history sequence, basic musicianship, and several music appreciation core courses, including love songs, music and drama across... read more

Professor of Music

Topic(s): recruitment and retention of low brass students, jazz styles and analysis, Spain, audio file, baseball
Dr. Scott Garlock has taught at Newton Falls Schools, Cuyahoga Falls Schools, Mount Union College, and Knox College, and at Ashland University. Scott served as director of bands at Knox College for 13 years, overseeing a program that included a concert band, a big band, six combos, including a... read more
Dr. Randy Gearhart

Professor, Director, and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

Topic(s): exercise and sports, strength and conditioning, food, health, nutrition, physical education, physical fitness, running, sports medicine
Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor in the health sciences department, joined Ashland University in 2003. His areas of expertise include exercise and sports. He holds a Bachelor of Science in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. and Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the... read more

Professional Insturctor of Nursing, Family Health Track

Topic(s): oncology
Laura Gilmore is a professional instructor of nursing. She received her MS in nursing from Walden University, and her BS in nursing from the University of Toledo. Her specialty practices are medical-surgical, and oncology. She is a member of the Ohio League of Nursing, and the National League of... read more
Dr. Maura Grady

Assistant Professor of English

Topic(s): writing, film studies, gender theory
Dr. Maura Grady’s scholarly work includes Film and Television Studies, Fan Culture, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, and Composition and Pedagogy. Her current research is focused on the intersection between Fan Culture and Film-Induced Tourism. In collaboration with Dr. Richard “Robby”... read more

Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics

Topic(s): marketing, branding strategies, qualitative marketing research, customer service, competitive positioning, academic administration and leadership, Organizational Entrepreneurship (Intrapreneurship), AACSB accreditation standards, student performance assessment, Assurance of Learning (AOL), curriculum development, Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, consumer behavior, retail, female consumers, integrated marketing communications
Dr. Elad Granot is the Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. Dr. Granot has over 25 years of management, administration and leadership experience in a variety of military, business and academic institutions. He has served as an executive in large multinational... read more

Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

Topic(s): interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, post-colonial studies, francophone studies
Richard J. Gray II is assistant professor of French at Ashland University in Ohio. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, Post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies. His current project is a monograph entitled Francophone African Poetic Literature:... read more

Chair of Health Sciences Department, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Athletic Training

Topic(s): athletic training, physical fitness, sports, sports medicine, drugs and narcotics, exercise, health and nutrition, heat illness, injury prevention
Dennis Gruber, chair for the health sciences department, clinical assistant professor and program director for athletic training, joined Ashland University in 2003. His areas of expertise include acute and chronic pain and qualitative research. Prior to his arrival at Ashland University, he was the... read more

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