Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Jeffrey Tiel

204, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5154
jtiel@ashland.edu
Jeffrey Tiel is an associate professor of philosophy at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Additionally, he served as the director of the Ashland University Honors Program from 2002-2007. He has taught at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, as well as Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. His academic interests include philosophy of human nature, metaphysics, the history of modern philosophy... Read More

Dr. Andrew Trimble

326, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5267
atrimble@ashland.edu
Dr. Andrew Trimble is an assistant professor of biology and toxicology. He joined the Ashland University faculty in 2009. His research interests include the effects of pesticide contaminant mixtures to freshwater aquatic organisms in the environment, as well as the effects of physical and chemical stress to the toxicity of organic sediment-based contaminants. Dr. Trimble has previously been the recipient of a U.S.... Read More

Tricia Trimble
Laboratory Supervisor
313, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5612
ttrimbl1@ashland.edu
Tricia Trimble has been married seventeen years to Dr. Andrew Trimble, and they have a daughter, Katy, who is now three.  They moved to the Ashland area in July 2009.  Prior to this, she attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) and earned a bachelor's degree in zoology in 2004 and a master's degree in zoology with an emphasis in environmental toxicology in 2007.  After her degree, she worked as a... Read More

Matthew Tullis
Assistant Professor, The Collegian Advisor
215 F, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355
mtullis@ashland.edu
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

Professor Nancy Udolph
Associate Professor, Field Director
110, Claremont Building
419.289.5372
nudolph@ashland.edu
Professor Udolph has been a faculty member since 1988. She received her MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. Prior to teaching, she was a clinical social worker and still maintains a small counseling practice. She specializes in micro-practice courses and international social work. She has spoken at state, national and international... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/nudolph/
Dr. Vickie VanDresar

210, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5265
vvandres@ashland.edu
Dr. Vickie Van Dresar earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia; a master of science in mathematics from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational mathematics from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Dr. Van Dresar joined Ashland University in 1996. She has taught a variety of mathematics courses including... Read More

Dr. William Vaughan
Chair
208, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5654
wvaughan@ashland.edu
William Vaughan received his B.A. and M.A. in English at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is professor of philosophy and has chaired the department at Ashland University since 2001. He has also served as university core director since 2009. His main area of research is in post-Kantian Continental philosophy. Dr... Read More

Dr. Michael Vimont
Chair
108, Claremont Building
419.207.6364
mvimont@ashland.edu
Dr. Vimont is chair of the department of social work and family studies. He has been a practicing social worker since 1981. His diverse practice has taken him to Texas, California and Ohio working in the areas of child welfare, school social work, community development, home health care, domestic violence and substance use. Beginning in 1993, Dr. Vimont augmented his practice with teaching social work and sociology... Read More

Jessica Wascak
Associate Professor
341 , Center for the Arts
419.289.5570
jwascak@ashland.edu
Jessica grew up in Cleveland, OH. She lived there until moving to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1996 to attend Bowling Green State University. There she received a BFA in photography with a minor in digital art. In 2001, Jessica was accepted into the graduate program in digital art at Bowling Green State University. While in graduate school she spent a summer abroad in Florence, Italy through the SACI program during which... Read More

Dr. Jayne Waterman
Associate Professor
114 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5284
jwaterma@ashland.edu
Jayne E. Waterman specializes in nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture with an emphasis on modernism. She has taught American Literature III: Realism to Modernism, American Literature IV: 1945 to the Present, The American Literary Experience, The Modern Novel and  The Modern Drama. Waterman has also taught the Contemporary American Studies Seminar. Additional teaching... Read More

Dr. Russell Weaver
Professor
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5117
rweaver3@ashland.edu
Dr. Russell Weaver, professor of English, joined the faculty in 1986. He teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British literature; Greek literature; 19th century Russian Novel (War and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov); tragedy; and he offers a rotating set of major writers seminars on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Melville/Conrad and Austen. Dr. Weaver published “Questioning Keats: An Introduction to Applied... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer

420 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5281
jweiden@ashland.edu
Jeff Weidenhamer has been a member of the chemistry faculty since 1989. He teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization. He previously served as core curriculum director. Weidenhamer’s research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/jweiden/
Sarah M. Wells
MFA Administrative Director
103 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5957
swells@ashland.edu
Sarah M. Wells is the author of Pruning Burning Bushes from Wipf and Stock Publishers (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Sarah's essays appear in Ascent, Brevity, Relief, River Teeth and elsewhere.  Poems by Wells are happily floating about in all sorts of places. Sarah's poetry has been honored with two Pushcart Prize nominations.... Read More

http://sarahmwells.blogspot.com
Dr. Darren Wick
Chair
207, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795
dwick@ashland.edu
Dr. Darren D. Wick received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University; a master of science degree in mathematics from Utah State University; and a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. Dr. Wick came to Ashland University in 2000 following five years as a member of the department of mathematics at Millsaps College. He has taught a wide variety of... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/dwick/
Dr. Justin Young

214, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5613
jyoung19@ashland.edu
Dr. Justin N. Young earned a bachelor of arts in physics and bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in mathematics from The Ohio State University. Dr. Young was awarded an NSF VIGRE Fellowship at The Ohio State University from 2003-2008. His research interests include automorphic forms, L-functions, representation theory and number theory. Dr. Young has taught a variety of... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/jyoung19/

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