Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Sara Garska Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 120 Center for the Arts, Andrews Hall
419.289.5139
sgarska@ashland.edu
Sara Garska joined Ashland University in 2012 as the assistant director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.  She is currently the administrative assistant to the communication studies, journalism & digital media and history & political science departments and to the Master of Arts in Health and Risk Communiction (MAHRC) program.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a Bachelor of... Read More

Dan O'Rourke, Faculty, Department of Communication Studies, Ashland University Dr. Dan O'Rourke
Associate Professor
328, Center for the Arts
419.289.5141
dorourke@ashland.edu
Dan O'Rourke is an associate professor who joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. His research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport. In 2003, Dr. O’Rourke co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown. He has also written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt" and "Irony after 9/11." His primary teaching areas include:... Read More

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Ashland University, Communication Studies, Faculty Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths
Associate Professor
329 , Center for the Arts
419.289.5143
drandall@ashland.edu
Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor of speech in the department of communication studies, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. Her areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, conversational analysis, family communication, performance studies and storytelling. She works with the Ashland Chautauqua as a member of the planning committee and as a writer/director of local history... Read More

Pravin Rodrigues Ashland University Communication Studies Intercultural Communication Dr. Pravin Rodrigues
Associate Professor
326, Center for the Arts
419.289.5733
prodrigu@ashland.edu
Dr. Rodgrigues began his graduate studies in the U.S in 1991. He received a M.A. in mass communication and a Ph. D. in interpersonal and public communication from Bowling Green State University. His research and writing focuses on intercultural communication, rhetoric, popular culture and Asian-Indian identity. Five years working in the advertising industry in India convinced Dr. Rodrigues that there was much to... Read More

Dariela Rodriguez, Sport Communication, Health Communication, Risk Communication, Ashland University, Communication Studies Dr. Dariela Rodriguez
Associate Professor
335 , Center for the Arts
419.289.5748
drodrig2@ashland.edu
Dr. Dariela Rodriguez is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies with a specialization in sport communication.  She is also Co-Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Rodriguez received both her bachelor of arts degree in communication and public relations and her master of arts degree in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She recently was awarded the... Read More

Amanda Weed Amanda Weed

333, Center for the Arts
419.289.5298
aweed@ashland.edu
Amanda J. Weed is a Visiting Instructor with Department of Communication Studies, where she teaches courses in Public Relations and Strategic Communication, Organizational Communication, and Communication Research.  She also serves as the faculty advisor for Ashland’s PRSSA chapter. Amanda’s areas of research include advertising and public relations pedagogy, the benefits of interactivity in narrative persuasion,... Read More