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Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Topic(s): Semitic languages and linguistics, Exegesis of the Pentateuch and the Minor Prophets, Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the Old Testament, Pedagogical methodology, leadership
Dr. David Baker is a professor of Old Testament and Semitric Languages at the Ashland University Theological Seminary. Dr. Baker is a brilliant professor, whose classes are stretching and informative. He is the author of a long list of works and is recognized as an international Old Testament... read more

Professional Instructor of ACCESS

Topic(s): english linguitics and literature, writing strategies, writing proficiency
Mohsine Bensaid, Professional Instructor, joined the ACCESS program in the fall of 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics and Literature from Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, another Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and a Master of... read more

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Topic(s): organic chemistry
Dr. Robert Bergosh, associate professor of chemistry, joined Ashland University in 2005. His area of expertise is in organic chemistry. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with a double major in chemistry and biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Ph.D. in organic/materials chemistry from the... read more

Professor and Director of Choral Activities

Topic(s): conducting choral studies
Rowland (“Ron”) Blackley is a professor of music and director of choral activities at Ashland University, where he conducts the University Choir and Chamber Singers. He also founded the Ashland Area Chorus. He supervises all aspects of the choral program and teaches in the areas of conducting and... read more
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio

Associate Professor of Psychology

Topic(s): health psychology, the relationship between social support and health, the health consequences of psychosocial stress, healthy aging
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio earned a B.S. in psychology from Ashland University, an M.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University. She specializes in health psychology. Her particular areas of interest include the relationship between... read more
Dr. Soren Brauner

Professor of Biology

Topic(s): plant genetics and evolution
Dr. Soren Brauner, professor of biology, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1986. He received a Bachelor of Arts in environmental biology, a Master of Arts in botany from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California at Davis. His area... read more
Dr. Donna Adair Breault

Dean of the Dwight Shar College of Education

Topic(s): John Dewey, Inquiry and education, Teacher education, Curriculum theory, educational leadership, Qualitative research, Organizational theory, Trends in higher education
Donna Adair Breault is the Dean of the Dwight Shar College of Education. She has thirty years of experience in education including work as an elementary and middle school teacher and administrator. Since entering higher education in 2000, she has served five other universities teaching in the areas... read more
Linda Joyce Brown

Associate Professor of English

Topic(s): 19th and 20th century American literature, gender, critical race and ethnicity studies
Linda Joyce Brown joined the English faculty at Ashland in 2006 after teaching in Connecticut for four years. She has also taught at the University of Oregon, where she received her M.A., and the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Ph.D. Brown has taught courses in American literature... read more

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Topic(s): sports education, sports sciences
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... read more

Associate Professor of Geology

Topic(s): geoarchaeology, Dendrochronology, millennial-scale climate change events, astronomy, acid rain
Dr. Nigel Brush, professor of geology, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000. His areas of research include geoarchaeology, dendrochronology and millennial-scale climate change events. He is a co-director of the Ashland/Wooster/Columbus Archaeological & Geological Consortium and former... read more

Associate Professor of Political Science

Topic(s): American founding, American foreign policy, political philosophy, freedom, graduate studies, home schooling, just war, liberalism, liberal education, nature of democracy, political science, religion, republicans, separation of church and state, terrorism, American history, Biblical studies, Catholicism, conservatism
Dr. Christopher Burkett, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2005. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy, and political philosophy. He serves as faculty... read more
Dr. Fred Burton

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Topic(s): early childhood education, middle childhood education, Reggio-Emilia inspired teaching, integrated curriculum planning, innovative approaches to teacher and student
Dr. Fred Burton, Associate Professor, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008. With extensive experience as an elementary school teacher and principal, he brings a practical perspective that is informed by his theoretical and philosophical roots in child-centered, progressive education. His... read more

Professor of New Testament

Topic(s): New Testament and Christian origins, Pauline epistles, History and literature of Early Judaism, Slavery in late antiquity, Archaeology and historical geography of Syro-Palestine
Dr. John Byron is a professor of New Testament at the Ashland University Theological Seminary. Dr. Byron has a desire to serve both the church and the academy, and, for him, Ashland Theological Seminary has been a wonderful joining of those two institutions. ATS is a place where freedom of thought... read more