Faculty

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Mary Ball

213 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5945
mball@ashland.edu
Dr. Mary Ball holds a Ph.D. in foreign/second language education from the Ohio State University, an M.A. in French literature from Kent State University, an M.A.T. from the School for International Training in French and English as a second language and a B.A. in French literature from Heidelberg College. She has taught language courses in English as a second language and French and courses in teacher education. Her... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/mball/
Dr. William Cummins

216 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5122
wcummins@ashland.edu
Dr. William R. Cummins, associate professor of foreign languages, joined Ashland University in 1994. He specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature. In his research, he studies the sacramental plays of the 17th century Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca. He advises the Gamma Tau chapter of Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society and Spanish Club. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish... Read More

Dr. Richard Gray

210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792
rgray6@ashland.edu
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. Jennifer Rathbun
Chair
212, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5121
jrathbun@ashland.edu
Jennifer Rathbun has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in contemporary Latin American literature and is currently an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the department of foreign languages at Ashland University in Ohio. The Bitter Oleander Press published her translation of the poetry collection "Afterglow/Tras el rayo" by world renowned Mexican author Alberto Blanco in June 2011. In 2009, she published... Read More

Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart
Professor
214 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5131
bschmidt@ashland.edu
Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart earned a B.A. in Spanish and membership in Phi Beta Kappa at Ohio University, a M.Ed. from Ashland University, and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the Ohio State University.    She was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student in Education at AU when she received her M.Ed., was one of the first two recipients of the Taylor Teaching Award in 1987, and received the Ed Allen... Read More