Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Jeri Berryman, MSN, RN
Professional Instructor
270, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6830
jberryma@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means discovering a student for who they are, where they come from, how they interact and what they know;  actively listening to their thoughts, comments and concerns;  showing respect and patience;  discovering and highlighting strengths, while developing the weaknesses through a plan for progress; creating a love for knowledge to promote lifelong learning. Why? We want to support the... Read More

Patricia Clayburn, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
175, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6833
pclayburn@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means taking the time to build relationships with students so that I can address their individual needs in a caring and effective way therefore, modeling caring to students.

Jade Craze, BSN, RN
Professional Instructor
186, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6846
jcraze@ashland.edu
Tracy Crum
Professional Instructor
190, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6837
tcrum@ashland.edu
Melessa Starnes Damoff, MSN, RN
Professional Instructor
173, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6804
mdamoff@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means to embrace the diversity of each student, assist each student to maximize their potential in the academic setting, recognize their differences and share with one another.

Brenda DeHaan
Clinical Staff
218, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6863
bdehaan@ashland.edu
Karen Estridge, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
183, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6876
kestridg@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means providing instruction, support and fostering a positive relationship with each student of Ashland University.  These actions include promoting learning through a welcoming classroom environment, teaching professionalism by example and being "real," so students can feel respected by a role model from which to pattern their future.

Glen Fincher II, Ph.D., CSCS D, NSCA CPT D, ACSM HFS, ACSM EIM-2
Associate Professor
252, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.289.5450
gfincher@ashland.edu
Holly Finks, MSN, RN, LSN
Director, School Nurse Licensure
132, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6868
hfinks@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means that every individual I encounter deserves my focused attention and assistance.  Any stumbling blocks that surface turn into "How can we together create possibility."

Jodie Flynn, MSN, RN, SANE-A, D-ABMDI
Director - Undergraduate Programs
112, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6808
jflynn@ashland.edu
Wanda Franklin, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor
177, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6841
wfrankli@ashland.edu
Randall F. Gearhart Jr., Ph.D., CSCS, FACSM
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Doctoral Graduate Faculty, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6198
rgearhar@ashland.edu
Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor and the chair of health sciences department, joined Ashland University in 2003.  His areas of expertise include exercise and sports.  He holds a B.S. in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. and Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning... Read More

Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
274, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6835
lgilmore@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means taking the time to get to know each student individually, finding out what their goals are and what helps them learn so they can achieve their goals.

Dennis Gruber, Ed.D., AT, ATC
Professional Instructor
241, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.289.5446
dgruber@ashland.edu
Dr. Dennis M. Gruber, professional instructor and program director for athletic training, joined Ashland University in 2003.  His areas of expertise include acute and chronic pain  and qualitative research.  He holds a B.S. in education from Youngstown State University an M.S. from Ohio University and an Ed.D. in curriculum studies from Georgia Southern University.  He is a site visitor and review team member for... Read More

Carrie Grund, BSN, RN
Clinical Staff
187, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6848
cgrund@ashland.edu
Faye Grund, Ph.D, APRN-BC
Dean & Administrative Officer
113, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6802
fgrund@ashland.edu
Christy Heid, MSN, RN, OCN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor
278, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6821
cheid@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means that each student matters - their educational needs, learning styles, past experiences and future aspirations.  When we consider all of these things in each course, it allows us to embrace the community of learning. 

Juanita Reese Kline, Ph.D., RN, CNS
Chair, Associate Professor
210, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6811
jkline6@ashland.edu
Laura Kruger
Professional Instructor
239, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6186
lkruger@ashland.edu
"Accent on the Individual" means connecting with each student, personalizing content and learning and providing opportunities for each student to become successful.

Valerie Kuenkele, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
185, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6879
vkuenkel@ashland.edu

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