Exceptional Business Driven Faculty

Rather than hunkering down with obscure research that only a handful of people in the world will get, our faculty focus on teaching you. We know that all the knowledge in the world doesn’t mean anything if we can’t help others learn it too. You can count on us to:

    • Engage with you at any level you need
    • Focus on your learning, your understanding
    • Struggle through complex issues with you
    • Invite you to take part in true, clear scholarship and research
    • Study current events and bring real-time examples into the classroom

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Ali Hashemi
Assistant Professor
213, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5734
ahashemi@ashland.edu
Dr. Ali Hashemi joined Ashland University in 2012. He earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, a M.A. in information technology management from Allame Tabatabaei University and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic University. His research interests include economic development, health economics and Middle East economics. Curriculum Vitae

Tina Lillo 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. Mark Nadler
Chair, Associate Professor
101 G, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5912
mnadler@ashland.edu
Dr. Mark A. Nadler is the A.L. Garber Family chair in economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Dauch College of Business & Economics at Ashland University.  He has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Ph.D. in economics. Dr. Nadler has many publications in the area of economic and financial education and is a monthly columnist for Employee Benefit News where he writes on 401(k... Read More

Dr. Robert Rogers
Professor
228, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5739
rrogers1@ashland.edu
Dr. Robert Rogers, professor of economics, has been a faculty member at Ashland University since 1993. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University, his M.A. in economics from the University of Maine and his B.A. in history from Colby College. 

Dr. Jeffrey Russell
Dean
101 E, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5212
jrussell@ashland.edu
Dr. Russell joined Ashland University's Dauch College of Business & Economics faculty in 2000. He accepted the position of Dean of the Dauch College in 2010. Dr. Russell has taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, Game Theory and money and banking. Research interests include teaching with simulations, Game Theory and behavioral economics, as well as economic development in areas with a manufacturing... Read More

Wendy Wasnich
Assistant Professor
237, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5735
wwasnich@ashland.edu
Professor Wendy Wasnich, assistant professor of economics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1985. She received a Master of Arts in economics with a specialization in money and banking from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Toledo. Her areas of expertise include economic education and introductory economics.