Journalism and Digital Media Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Gretchen Dworznik
122, Center for the Arts
Dr. Gretchen Dworznik, assistant professor in journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2006. Before entering higher education, she spent eight years as a television reporter and anchor, working at TV-68 in Mansfield, Ohio, NBC24 in Toledo, Ohio and WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio. Her primary research area is the effects of trauma on journalists, and her teaching areas include broadcast... Read More

Wendy Hall
Administrative Assistant
120, Center for the Arts
Ms. Wendy Hall joined Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the departments of family and consumer sciences and mathematics/computer science in October 2011.  She is currently the administrative assistant for the departments of communication studies and journalism and digital media. She has a B.A. in business and organizational communications from the University of Akron and earned a middle grades... Read More

Tim McCarty
Professional Instructor, AUTV-20 Advisor
123, Center for the Arts
Timothy S. McCarty, professional instructor of digital media production in journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2009. His areas of expertise include single and multiple camera production, field and studio lighting, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Broadcast Graphic Design and documentary production. He works as the TV advisor and executive producer for the student-... Read More

Dr. David McCoy
Assistant Professor
121, Center for the Arts
Dr. David McCoy, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2011. He taught journalism, film, digital media production and education courses for more than 25 years, including his specialty areas which are new media aesthetics, scriptwriting and historical documentary. He holds a B.A. in telecommunications, a M.Ed. in educational technology and a Ph.D. in the... Read More

John Skrada
Operations Manager
126, Center for the Arts
John Skrada is the operations manager for 88.9 WRDL-FM and TV-20 in the journalism and digital media department of Ashland University.  He received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cleveland State University.  Before coming to Ashland University in 2011, John has worked as a freelance videographer and tape operator for major sports and entertainment networks for the past 18 years.  In addition to sports,... Read More

Steve Suess
Professional Instructor, WRDL 88.9FM Advisor
215 G, Center for the Arts
Professor Steve Suess joins Ashland University’s journalism and digital media department as a professional instructor and the new faculty advisor of WRDL.  He earned both a B.S. in mass media with a minor in writing and a M.S. in communication from Illinois State University, where he taught both speech and radio courses as a graduate student.  In addition to his studies at Illinois State, Professor Suess spent six... Read More

Matthew Tullis
Assistant Professor, The Collegian Advisor
215 F, Center for the Arts
Matt Tullis, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008. He is also the advisor to The Collegian, Ashland University's student newspaper. Tullis has 10 years experience as a newspaper reporter, most recently at the Columbus Dispatch, where he worked on the city desk covering everything from crime to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He later moved to features,... Read More