Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. David Foster
Chair, Associate Professor of Political Science
122 , Andrews Hall
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,... Read More

Dr. Christina Fuhrmann

207, Center for the Arts
Christina Fuhrmann received her B.A. in music from Marlboro College in Vermont and her Ph.D. 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 Cultures and Music in World Cultures. Her research focuses on theater music and imported opera in early nineteenth-century... Read More

Dr. Scott Garlock

104, Center for the Arts
Dr. Scott Garlock has taught at Newton Falls Schools, Cuyahoga Falls Schools, Mount Union College and Knox College, and now 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 and a Latin Jazz Conjunto. Though only a school of 1100, the Knox Jazz Ensemble won collegiate jazz festivals at Western Illinois... Read More

Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 930 Claremont, Claremont Building
Sara Garska joined Ashland University in 2012 as the assistant director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.  She is currently the administrative assistant to the social work and family studies, criminal justice/sociology and history and political science departments.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2011.  Ms. Garska is a certified mediator with... Read More

Dr. Maura Grady
Assistant Professor
113 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Dr. Grady’s scholarly work includes Film and Television Studies, Fan Culture, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, and Composition and Pedagogy. Her current research is focused on the intersection between Fan Culture and Film-Induced Tourism. In collaboration with Dr. Richard “Robby” Roberson (Ashland University COBE), she is studying fans’ responses to local film tourism sites, such as “The Shawshank Trail” in... Read More

Dr. Richard Gray

210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Richard J. Gray II is an 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: A Sociocultural History (2014). He is also editor of The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays (2012)... Read More

Dr. Andrew Greene

319 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Andrew V. Greene, associate professor of biology, joined Ashland University in 2006. His areas of expertise include chronobiology, molecular biology and fungal biology. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Texas A&M University and his B.S. in microbiology from The Ohio State University.

Sue Guiher
Director, Writing Center
102, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
After teaching as an adjunct for English, Sue joined the faculty in 1988 as coordinator of Writing Center programs. She formerly taught in the Madison School District, Mansfield. Sue attended Central Florida College, transferring to Bowling Green State University where she completed a B.A. in English and philosophy, and was nominated to the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in graduate studies; she also holds an M.Ed. from... 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

Dr. Mark Hamilton

206, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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 of the philosophy department for six years.  He has published numerous articles and chapters on sports ethics in books such... Read More

Stephen Haven
MFA Director
101 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Stephen Haven is the author of The Last Sacred Place in North America, selected by T.R. Hummer as winner of the 2010 New American Press Poetry Prize.  He has published two previous collections of poetry, Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008), for which he was named 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks(University of New Mexico/West End Press, 2004).  He is also the author of... Read More

Emily Hess
Visiting Instructor of History
123 , Andrews Hall
Emily Hess joined Ashland University in 2007. She teaches American history with fields of expertise in 19th and 20th century African-American history, specifically the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. She has been nominated for Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012. She received her B.A. in American history at Malone University... Read More

Dr. Craig Hovey

11, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
Craig Hovey teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics. He is a Southern California native and a sub-four hour marathoner. Dr. Hovey received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of Cambridge in 2006 where, under the supervision of Dr. Janet Soskice, he wrote a dissertation on knowledge, witness and truth-telling that looks to thinkers like Michel Foucault and Karl Barth to show how Christian witness and... Read More

Dr. Michael Hudson

423 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Michael R. Hudson, associate professor of geology, began teaching at Ashland University in 1982. He has a Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio), a Masters from Indiana University and Bachelors from St. Lawrence University (New York), all with majors in geology. He is the advisor to the Geology Club, the recipient of three Mentor Awards and director of the annual Mohican District Science Fair. He is currently active... Read More

Scott Hudson
Assistant Professor of Theatre
238, Center for the Arts
Scott is a member of New York City’s LAByrinth Theatre Company and collaborates on new works with fellow members such as Lynn Nottage, Eric Bogosian and Sam Rockwell. He originated the role of Gail in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Our Lady of 121st Street, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and recently directed a new short play by John Patrick Shanley at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City.  He is currently... Read More

Michael Hupfer
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
210 B, Center for the Arts
Dr. Paul Hyman

325 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Paul Hyman's research centers on bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria. Myoviridae bacteriophages (phage), a group of phages that includes T4 phage, are among the most structurally complex viruses with fairly large genomes. This genetic and structural complexity allows them to display a variety of growth cycle alterations and even simple behaviors in response to environmental stimuli. Specifically, his... Read More

Dr. Curt Ickes

148, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Curt Ickes, associate professor of psychology, joined Ashland University in 1987. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Ashland College, an M.A. from the University of Akron and his Ph. D. from Kent State University. In addition to teaching General Psychology, he teaches Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Tests and Measurements and Child Psychopathology. Areas of interest include psychological diagnosis and testing... Read More

Dr. Duncan Jamieson
Professor of History
113, Andrews Hall
Duncan Jamieson, professor of history, came to Ashland University in 1978. His areas of expertise are in American history, Ashland University Eagles, bicycling: present and past, American history: 19th & 20th century, racism in america, Africa: sub-sahara, history of American medicine, gay marriage, AIDS, American presidency, democrats, liberalism, environmentalism: Earth Day, sport literature, exercise, history... Read More

Dr. Narveen Jandu

130, Kettering Science Building
Dr. Narveen Jandu is an assistant professor in the department of biology/toxicology at Ashland University.  She teaches courses in cell biology, human biology and microbiology.  Her research focuses on defining the pathogenic mechanisms of gastrointestinal pathogens and the survival of these microbes in the environment.  Prior to joining Ashland University, Dr. Jandu was part of the Curriculum Fellows Program at... Read More