Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Jeffrey Tiel

204, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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
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
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

Paulina Trunzo
Administratvie Assistant, Assistant to the Director of Theatre
217, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Paulina Trunzo joined Ashland University as the Administrative Assistant to the departments of Foreign Language, Philosophy, and Religion in November 2012.  She also assists Ashland’s thriving theatre department.  Paulina earned her B.F.A., cum laude, in musical theatre from Pace University in New York City.  She has performed in over 30 regional, college, and local productions as well as two independent movies, a... 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

Professor Nancy Udolph
Associate Professor, Field Director
110, Claremont Building
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

Dr. Vickie VanDresar

210, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
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
208, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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
108, Claremont Building
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
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
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
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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
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

Sarah M. Wells
MFA Administrative Director
103 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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

Dr. Darren Wick
207, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
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

Dr. Justin Young

214, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
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