mental health

Faye Grund, MSN, APRN

Faye Grund is the dean and administrative officer of the College of Nursing. She was a PhD student as Duquesne University, and received her post master’s certificate from the University of Akron, her MS in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and two bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Her specialty practices are psychiatric mental health nursing in the nursing administration. Her research interests include: mental health in college students, depression and suicidal ideation, and student success strategies.
Grund is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the National League for Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She has published two works including: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders, and Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach.

Dr. Beth Patton

Dr. Beth Patton, associate professor of exercise science and physical education, joined Ashland University in 1998. Her area of expertise includes fitness assessment and exercise prescription, group exercise instruction, tests and measurements in physical education, and supervision. Dr. Patton serves as the chair for Schar College of Education Curriculum Committee and faculty advisor for the Exercise Science Majors Club. She serves as a National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) STARS reviewer and auditor and is currently secretary for the Midwest district of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Physical Best Specialist and certified Group Fitness Instructor. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education (K-12) and Masters of Science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Akron and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Health Education from Kent State University.

Nancy Udolph

Nancy Udolph

Professor Udolph has been a faculty member since 1988. She received her MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. Prior to teaching, she was a clinical social worker and still maintains a small counseling practice. She specializes in micro practice courses and international social work. She has spoken at state, national and international conferences on a variety of topics including cultural competence, working with indigenous populations, and the social construction of difference. Professor Udolph is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and serves as a delegate to the NASW Delegate Assembly. She is also a member of the NASW-Ohio International Service committee. She is active in the community, serving on the Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Task Force and the Youth Crisis Response Team. Professor Udolph received the Ohio NASW Region VIII Outstanding Service Award in 2008 and the Panhellenic Council Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2009.

MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
UG degree in psychology from the University of Illinois

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