Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Kathleen Brenan
Associate Professor
248, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5226
kbrenan@ashland.edu
Professor Kathleen Brenan, associate professor of accounting, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1984. She received a Master of Accountancy degree with specialization in MIS at Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Miami University. She is a certified public accountant with expertise in financial and managerial accounting as well as advanced business spreadsheets. She... Read More

Dr. Kenneth Brubaker
Assistant Professor
249, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6187
kbrubake@ashland.edu
Dr. Ken Brubaker, originally from Buffalo, New York, joined Ashland University in 2003 as a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor for the sport sciences department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College, a M.Ed. in sport education from Ashland University and an Ed.D. in Leadership Studies at Ashland University. While he was a student in the M.Ed. program, Ken was recognized as Major... Read More

Chuck Bryant
Professional Instructor
222, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.6910
cbryant@ashland.edu
Prior to joining Ashland University, professor Chuck Bryant spent 15 years in the industry working and consulting with leading multinational corporations. His areas of expertise in the industry included corporate finance, strategic planning and corporate valuation. Chuck received his Masters of Business Administration degree at Ashland University, with primary study in finance and international business. Upon... Read More

Wendy Cawrse
Administrative Assistant to Dean
101 D, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5553
wcawrse@ashland.edu
Dr. Michael Colburn
Assistant Professor
239, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5609
mcolburn@ashland.edu
Dr. Michael Colburn, assistant professor of management, joined Ashland University in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, a Master of Science in industrial and systems engineering and a Ph.D. in adult education, all from The Ohio State University. Dr. Colburn teaches strategic management at the undergraduate level.  He was inducted into the Glo-Bus (business simulation) Hall of Fame for the world-... Read More

Dr. James Falter
Assistant Professor
103, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5229
jfalter@ashland.edu
Dr. Falter teaches Investments, Business Finance, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management and Managerial (MBA) Finance and is the Advisor to the Eagle Investment Group.  He holds two finance industry designations, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  In addition to a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Dr. Falter was the recipient of a Fulbright... Read More

Dr. Daniel Fox
Chair, Associate Professor
231, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.6331
dfox1@ashland.edu
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio Licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fox joined the University in 2004 and has served in various positions including associate dean and director of... Read More

Dr. Jack Harpool
Professional Instructor
211, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5218
jharpool@ashland.edu
Dr. Jack D. Harpool, professional instructor, joined Ashland University in 2008. He is an accomplished author in the area of information systems and design, having written numerous college-level textbooks used nationally and internationally at over 350 U.S. and international universities. He has served as a consultant both to the Federal Government and to commercial businesses. He has worked as a senior plans and... Read More

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

Kris Hovsepian
Assistant Professor
229, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5228
khovsepi@ashland.edu
Professor Kristen B. Hovsepian joined Ashland College in 1980 as a part-time instructor. She became full-time in 1981, teaching primarily marketing and management courses. She was granted assistant professorship in 1983, and tenure in 1987. She created the Ashland University business internship program in 1985 and managed the Small Business Institute (then a division of the Small Business Administration) from 1982... Read More

Dr. Raymond Jacobs
Associate Dean, Professor
205, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5931
rjacobs@ashland.edu
Dr. Raymond Jacobs, associate dean and professor of management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1990. Dr. Jacobs previously served as chair of the MBA program, and is currently the assessment coordinator for the college. He has published articles in several journals on seveal topics, including management science, decision sciences and production and... Read More

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

Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh
Associate Professor, Sport Management Internship Coordinator
248, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.289.5477
lkaltenb@ashland.edu
Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh, associate professor of sport management, joined Ashland University in 2000.  His areas of expertise include campus recreation and therapeutic recreation.  He received the Academic Mentor Award in 2006 and has been nominated as the Outstanding Male Faculty Member in 2007.  Dr. Kaltenbaugh serves as the internship coordinator for the sport management major.  He has a Bachelor of Education and... Read More

Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Assistant Professor
233, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5649
vkaskey@ashland.edu
Dr. Victoria Kaskey, assistant professor of accounting, joined Ashland University in 2008 after 17 years in corporate accounting. She is active in online learning methods and deliveries and has published and presented articles extensively in this area.  Dr. Kaskey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University... Read More

Dr. Bo Li
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
247, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5187
bli@ashland.edu
Dr. Bo Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2012. His teaching specializations involve courses in supply chain management, operations management and decision sciences. He received his B.S. from the South China University of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. He is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS and... Read More

Dr. David Lifer
Professor
206, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5241
dlifer@ashland.edu
Dr. David Lifer, professor of information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1983.  He holds degrees from Ashland University (B.S. and MBA) and The Ohio State University (A.A.S and Ph.D.) Dr. Lifer’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of technologically mediated social networks, online learning environments and curriculum development.  

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. Gary Margot
Professor
203, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5234
gmargot@ashland.edu
Dr. Gary Margot, professor of information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in CIS from Ohio State University, his Master's Degree in business from Central Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His areas of teaching include information technology, systems analysis and in the Master of Business Administration program.

Dr. Paul Milton
Chair, Associate Professor
256, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6165
pmilton@ashland.edu
Dr. Paul R. Milton is currently an associate professor, chair of the Department of Sport Management and coordinator of the MBA concentration in sport management in the College of Business & Economics at Ashland University. Entering his eighth year on the faculty, Dr. Milton teaches the business and finance of sports, professional seminar, sport management, sport marketing and promotions and the graduate field... Read More

Diane Moretz
Assistant Professor
238, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5693
dmoretz@ashland.edu
Professor Diane Moretz, assistant professor of marketing and hospitality management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1988. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from Ashland University with specialization in executive management and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Ohio University with specialization in interpersonal communications. Her areas of expertise include... Read More

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