Dr. Linda Billman

Dr. Linda Billman, Associate Professor, has been a member of the Ashland University faculty since 1997. She has served as chair of the Department of Early Childhood and the associate dean of the College of Education. Dr. Billman earned her Ph.D. from the University of Akron. She teaches in the areas of educational foundations and literacy.

Dr. Billman has extensive leadership experiences within both state and national educator preparation organizations. They include participating as a national delegate to the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), a member of the Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board of Trustees (OACTE), president of the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators (OATE), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Associations (OCTEO). Dr. Billman currently serves as president of the Ohio Association of Private Colleges of Teacher Education and is a member of the ATE Governance Committee. Her research interests include literacy and assessment.


Dr. Cathryn Chappell

Dr. Cathryn Chappell, Associate Professor, joined Ashland University in 2004. Her areas of expertise include assessment, multicultural education, peace education, and social justice issues. Her primary areas of scholarship include post-secondary prison education and libraries as community centers. She earned her B.A. in psychology and M.Ed., and Ed.D. in the social and psychological foundations of education at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. David Foster

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 on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain, and the federalist papers. He has published on John Locke, liberal education, and Mark Twain.

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