Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Heidi Jones

214, Center for the Arts
Heidi Jones is the director of academic advising for the College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University. She has been in this position since June 2008. Given Ashland's faculty advising model,  much of her work is helping faculty to understand and navigate various academic policies, procedures and deadlines. Additionally, she works with closely with incoming first year and transfer students, Exploring students... Read More

Dr. Boris Kerkez

206, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Dr. Kerkez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in systems analysis, a Master of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kerkez joined Ashland University in 2003. He has taught a variety of computer science courses including Computer Programming I, Data Structures and... Read More

Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor, Professor
312 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Daniel W. Lehman is trustees’ distinguished professor of English. He is author of John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press) and Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press); co-editor of The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press) and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative; and series co-editor of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book... Read More

Dr. Gary Levine
Associate Professor
316 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Gary Levine is an associate professor of English and directs Ashland University's first-year composition program. A revised version of his University of Iowa Ph.D. dissertation, The Merchant of Modernism: The Economic Jew in Anglo-American Literature 1864-1939, was published in January 2003 by Routledge. He has presented scholarship on topics as diverse as medieval British literature and the post-colonial Filipino... Read More

Dr. Justin Lyons
Associate Professor of Political Science
117, Andrews Hall
Justin D. Lyons, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2004. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas as well as an M.A. from The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Joe Mackall
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
A former journalist with a B.A. from Cleveland State University, M.A. from University of Central Oklahoma, MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University and Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Joe Mackall is director of the creative writing program and instructor of nonfiction writing for the Ashland University MFA program. He is co-founder of River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative... Read More

Dr. Louis Mancha

202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Dr. Louis A. Mancha, Jr. is an associate professor of philosophy, specializing in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion.  He received his B.A. from Rice University, and his M.A. and PhD. from Purdue University.  Dr. Mancha has delivered papers at several national and state conferences, including Meetings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Society of Christian... 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

Daniel McDonald
237, Center for the Arts
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dan McDonald received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and his Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University in South Carolina. He has exhibited his works regionally and nationally with work represented in public and private collections in Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, South... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger
121, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling Green State University, and a M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in experimental psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, Dr. Metzger worked for six years as an assistant professor at Penn State, Shenango. He has earned Ashland University’... Read More

Dr. John Meyers

120A, Jacobs Hall
Dr. John Meyers is joining the department of chemistry, geology and physics as a visiting assistant professor.  He received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Delaware in 2008 and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Kansas in 2013.  His doctoral dissertation focused on isocyanoarenes in organometallic crystal engineering and new azulene-based organometallics. Specifically,... Read More

Dr. Rodney Michael

206 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Rodney Michael, associate professor of physics, has been at Ashland University since 1997. He received his Ph.D. From Ohio University in medium energy nuclear physics and his bachelor's degree in applied physics from Xavier University. He has done research in the fields of neutrino physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics and acoustics. Dr. Michael currently serves on the board of governors for the Discovery... Read More

Dr. Brian Mohney

417 , Kettering Science Building
Brian K. Mohney, associate professor of chemistry, joined the faculty in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College. His current research interest is in the area of in situ measurement of phytotoxic chemicals, the diffusion of these chemicals in soil and their interactions on plant roots.

Trina Mohney

120B , Jacobs Hall
Trina Mohney received her B.A. in biology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA (1991). She obtained her M.Ed. with a specialization in science education from the University of Pittsburgh (1998) where she also carried out research in the department of human genetics. Professor Mohney previously performed research in the department of molecular neuro-genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys living... Read More

Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Assistant Professor
115, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Sharleen Mondal is Assistant Professor of English at Ashland University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and colonial South Asia. Drawing on transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, her research explores how race, gender, sexuality, caste, and class shaped narratives of national identity and political engagement for both British and Indian subjects who were... Read More

Dr. Alinde Moore

122, Dwight Schar College of Education
Alinde Moore is a full professor in the department of psychology at Ashland University, where she has taught since 1985. She chaired the department from 1989-2007. She earned her B.S. in education in biology from Miami University in 1966; she earned a M.S. in education – school psychometry from Butler University in 1975; and she earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-... Read More

Dr. Cindy Moseman
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
210 C, Center for the Arts
Dr. John Moser
Professor of History, Interim Director of the Graduate School, Co-Chair, Master of American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of three books, the most recent... Read More

Dr. Dan O'Rourke
Associate Professor
328, Center for the Arts
Dan O'Rourke is an associate professor who joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. His research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport. In 2003, Dr. O’Rourke co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown. He has also written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt" and "Irony after 9/11." His primary teaching areas include:... Read More