AU in the News

8/30/21David Hartman offers expert advice on master's in counseling David A. Hartman, assistant professor of counseling at the Ashland Theological Seminary, offered expert advice in a story in MSW Online concerning what is required to obtain a master’s in counseling. MSW Online is a resource for those who have decided to spend their careers helping others. It includes resources to make it easier to connect with the right programs, find the right certifications, and get underway on the right career path. 

4/13/21Chartier, PSA featured in Vox article on replication crisis Chris Chartier, AU associate professor of Psychology and the founder/director of the Psychological Science Accelerator, was recently featured in an article on the news website Vox concerning the importance the PSA plays battling psychology’s replication crisis.

1/27/21CCLC director Karen Hagans featured on Purposeful Work podcast AU Career Center for Life Calling director Karen Hagans was a recent guest on The Purposeful Work Podcast with Dr. Bryan Dik. She discussed the merging and rebranding of AU Career Services with the Center for Life Calling and the resources Ashland University students have at their disposal to discern their life calling.

11/11/20Kalamas is part of expert panel on job market trends for new grads Joan Kalamas, a professional instructor of business management in the AU Dauch College of Business & Economics, was recently part of panel of experts discussing what recent college graduates can expect as they enter the job market. The panel was assembled by Zippia, a website for companies who want to recruit top-level staff and job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations.

Kalamas offered her opinions on the type of skills new graduates will need, in what cities jobs are located and how technology will affect the job market in the next five years.

10/05/20Hovsepian part of Zippia panel of job market experts Assistant Professor of Marketing Kris Hovsepian was part of a panel of experts convened by Zippia, a website for companies who want to recruit top-level staff and job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations.

Hovsepian offered advice she would give to a graduate beginning his or her career as part of a larger discussion about current job market trends.


7/28/20Rebecca Schmeller compares personal, business finance in Wallet Hub article  

Dr Rebecca Schmeller, an assistant professor of management in the AU Dauch College of Business & Economics, was featured in a recent post about business credit and credit cards best suited for specific types of businesses.

Schmeller compared and contrasted business finance and personal finance, specifically as it each related to budgeting, return on investment, debt and diversification, among others.

WalletHub, owned by Evolution Finance Inc. and based in Washington, D.C., provides reviews of financial products, professionals and companies and maintains a diverse community of subject matter experts.



4/20/20COBE Dean Dr. Elad Granot was featured in a Cleveland WEWS-TV 5 news series titled "The Rebound: Northeast Ohio." style="box-sizing: content-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 1.6; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);">The series by Jonathan Walsh deals with how the area will recover once the pandemic is over. Dr. Granot talked about how retail will be different, and noted that how we communicate and travel will be different also. See the interview at

3/19/20Christopher Chartier tells Scientific American that his PSA is taking COVID-19 behavioral health online research proposals AU Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Chartier told Scientific American that the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA), a network that includes more than 700 researchers in 70 countries, put out a call for “rapid and impactful study proposals on COVID-19,” and it received more than 50 submissions by Tuesday. Chartier, the PSA's founder and director, said the group hopes evaluate the proposals and launch projects within the next week. “The whole idea is to get the evidence out there as real-time as we can,” he said. “We’re hoping to consistently pump out updates and give the timely information to folks that might use it.”

AU Associate Professor of Political Science Rene Paddags offered some insight into the benefits and drawbacks of living in a state capital for WalletHub, which recently ranked those cities. (Note: Austin, Texas got the top rank, while Columbus came in sixth).
Paddags noted when choosing a capital city in which to live, the top considerations likely should be salaries and wages, number of open positions, the existence of a vibrant civil society, length of residency and whether government jobs create social tension.

2/25/20AU's Rene Paddags notes ups and downs of living in a capital city for WalletHub