Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Cory Hillman Dr. Cory Hillman
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
335, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 after spending the last six years as a faculty member at Central Michigan University Research addresses how the commercialization of sports is impacting the relationship between fans and sports, the daily fantasy sports industry and its impact on sporting culture, as well as sports video games Work has appeared in the Communication and Sport Journal, various edited sports... Read More

Gwen Hullman Dr. Gwen Hullman
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Chair, Department of Communication Studies
326, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as chair of the Department of Communication Studies Research encompasses interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, health communication, and message design Served as associate dean for Liberal Arts at the Metropolitan campus of Cuyahoga Community College Was tenured associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and served as chair of the... Read More

Dan O'Rourke, Faculty, Department of Communication Studies, Ashland University Dr. Dan O'Rourke
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
328, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1994 Primary teaching areas include: Introduction to Human Communication, Argumentation and Public Speaking Research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport Co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown Written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt" and "Irony after 9/11”

shawn orr Shawn Orr
Director of the Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence;, Professional Instructor of Communication Studies
333, Center for the Arts
Shawn Orr is the Director for the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence and a professional instructor in communication studies at Ashland University. Shawn received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication and Public Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Shawn has more than 25 years of higher education teaching and... Read More

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths
Associate Professor of Communication, Director of the Online Communication Studies Program
329, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1994 and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Director of the Online Communication Studies Program Teaches a wide range of communication courses, including Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Family Communication, and Health Communication Research interests include health narratives, gender and women’s studies Engages... Read More