Professors with firsthand experience

In addition to our dedicated, diverse and responsive faculty, who bring loads of business experience and not just academic degrees, you’ll have access to outside speakers and experts. They’ll give you inside information on what’s really going on in today’s business world.

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Joan Berry Kalamas
Professional Instructor
244, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5568
jkalamas@ashland.edu
Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty as a professional instructor in business management. She spent 25 years serving as a senior human resources professional in the childcare, telecommunications, long term care, educational and non-profit arenas. Joan received her bachelor's degree from Ashland University in education and her master's degree... Read More

Tina Lillo
Administrative Assistant
101 B, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5213
tlillo@ashland.edu
Tina Lillo joined Ashland University in the fall of 2012 bringing over 20 years administrative experience to the College of Business & Economics.  Previous experience consists of work at the city and county government levels as well as manufacturing experience on-site at the General Motors Ontario Stamping Plant. Tina supports the departments of economics/finance, including the Eagle Investment Group, business... Read More

Dr. Steven Pool
Chair, Professor
201, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5932
spool@ashland.edu
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning, labor relations and organizational behavior studies. He has published numerous articles in management journals and currently is the chair of the Department of Business Management/Business Admininistration/International Business/Entrepreneurship/... Read More

Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5692
dwesterf@ashland.edu
Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an associate professor of business management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science in business education from Ashland University, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in business education from The Ohio State University.  She teaches Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design in the MBA program. In the BSBA program, she is the lead... Read More