Faculty & Staff Directory

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Khushwant Pittenger
Professor of Management

Dr. Khush Pittenger, Professor of Management, joined Ashland University in 1987.  She earned her B.A. (honors) and Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Punjab University India;  MBA (Management) from Miami University; and Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati.  In the past she has served as Faculty Senate President and Interim Dean of College of Business and Economics.  She has... Read More

Steven Pool
Chair of Management/ International Business/ Entrepreneurshi

Dr. Steve Pool, Professor of Management and Chair of the Management/International Business/Entrepreneurship/Supply Chain Management Department, joined Ashland University in 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. His consulting firm, SWP Management... Read More

Robert Rogers
Professor of Economics

Dr. Bob Rogers, Associate Professor of Economics, has been a faculty member at Ashland University since 1993. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University, his M.A. in Economics from the University of Maine and his B.A. in History from Colby College. He has published papers in numerous academic journals, and is a regular presenter at conferences. His book, An Economic History of the... Read More

Terry Rumker
Assistant Professor of Finance

Terry Rumker, Assistant Professor of Finance, joined the faculty in 1989.  He is a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Ashland University.  Teaching areas include personal finance, investments and corporate finance.  In addition, he is a partner and sole proprietor of two companies that work with organizations nationally in the area of financial literacy and life... Read More

Jeffrey Russell
Dean, Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Jeff Russell joined Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and 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... Read More

Constance Savage
Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Constance Savage, Associate Professor of Management, joined Ashland University in 2001. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, organizational behavior, management and leadership development which she teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. She currently holds the Burton D. Morgan Chair of Free Enterprise. Dr. Savage has a B.A. in Philosophy from Ursuline College, a... Read More

Paul Schloemer
Professor of Accounting

Dr. Paul Schloemer is a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems in the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. He earned his doctorate at Virginia Tech in 1991 and is a CPA in the State of Ohio. He specializes in the area of taxation and has published numerous articles in journals such as The Tax Advisor, The CPA Journal, Advances in Taxation and Practical Tax Strategies.

Robert Stoll
Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Bob Stoll joined Ashland University in 2012. He earned both B.S. and MBA degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western University and a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has extensive industrial experience as an engineer, plant manager, general manager and technical director. His recent research has... Read More

Daniel Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Dan Sullivan comes to Ashland University with a diversified business and academic background. Dan began his business career with General Motors as an hourly employee at the Fisher Body Pittsburgh Plant in 1976. After working jobs in material handling, maintenance, and production he joined the salaried ranks in September, 1977 as a financial analyst. In September of 1982, he transferred to the Mansfield Stamping... Read More

Sivakumar Venkataramany
Professor of International Business

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany joined Ashland University in 1999. He received his MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His teaching specializations involve courses in international business, international finance and emerging markets. Sivakumarês research focuses on foreign direct investment in developing economies, international banking and micro-finance. He received an Ashland... Read More

Nitin Walia
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Dr. Nitin Walia, Assistant Professor in Accounting and Information Systems, joined Ashland University in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds M.S. degrees from Oakland University, MI and Pune University, India. Previously, he has worked as an IT Analyst at 3M, USA and BayTalkitec in India. His research interests include healthcare delivery... Read More

Hongxia Wang
Assistant Professor of Finance

Dr. Hongxia Wang, Assistant Professor of Finance, joined Ashland University in 2009. Her areas of expertise include corporate finance, corporate governance, CEO turnover, succession, and compensation. She completed her undergraduate study at Henan College of Education, Zhengshou, China; earned her M.B.A., from Indiana University South Bend; and her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Hongxia has... Read More

Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an Associate Professor of Management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Ashland University in 1975, a Master of Arts (1981) and a Ph.D. in Business Education from The Ohio State University in 1993. She has taught Organizational Behavior, Organizational Design and Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis in the... Read More