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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

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

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

Director of Composition and the University Writing Center

Topic(s): writing, film studies, gender theory
Dr. Maura Grady oversees the First-Year Writing Program at Ashland as well as the University Writing Center, which serves undergraduates and graduate students in all programs. In addition to her administrative role, she teaches in the English department and her scholarly work includes Film and... 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

Professional Instructor of ACCESS

Topic(s): biblical counseling, English education, pedagogy
Ms. Jenni Guegold, Professional Instructor in the ACCESS department, holds an M.S. in Biblical Counseling and a B.S. in English Education. In addition, she will complete her M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language in the summer of 2014. Ten of her fifteen years of teaching experience were... read more

Assistant Professor of Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners

Topic(s): transition, sibling issues, social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Dr. Sarah Hall, Assistant Professor at the Columbus Center, joined Ashland University in 2010. She earned her M.A. in Special Education and Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her research... read more
Dr. Mark Hamilton

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Topic(s): religion, philosophy, sports, abortion, air pollution, Christian apologetics, contemporary Christian issues, C.S. Lewis, cults, environment, environmental ethics, ethics, ethical issues in sports, evil pain and suffering, existentialism, just war, New Age Movement, Olympics, politics, psychology, religious issues
Dr. Mark Hamilton is associate professor of philosophy and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where he has taught full time since 1985. Dr. Hamilton began as an adjunct in philosophy and as assistant baseball coach in 1981. He previously served as chair... read more


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