Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
benway Chuck Benway

207, Kettering Science Building

cbenway@ashland.edu
Chuck Benway teaches AP Chemistry and Physics at Ashland High School, and has been teaching for 24 years. He teaches Molecular Architecture and Physics I Laboratory for Ashland University as an adjunct instructor.  Chuck is co-founder of AHS’s Lunch Bunch, which focuses on teaching students about making connections and developing a positive school culture.  He has been married for 25 years and has two children, both... Read More

Dr. Robert Bergosh, Associate Professor Dr. Robert Bergosh
Associate Professor
422 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5871
rbergosh@ashland.edu
Dr. Robert Bergosh, associate professor of chemistry, joined Ashland University in 2005. His area of expertise is in organic chemistry. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with a double major in chemistry and biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Ph.D. in organic/materials chemistry from the University of Kentucky.

http://personal.ashland.edu/rbergosh/rbergosh/Home.html
Dr. Nigel Brush, Professor of Geology Dr. Nigel Brush
Professor
421 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5271
nbrush@ashland.edu
Dr. Nigel Brush, professor of geology, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000. His areas of research include geoarchaeology, dendrochronology and millennial-scale climate change events. He is a co-director of the Ashland/Wooster/Columbus Archaeological & Geological Consortium and former curator and co-founder of the Killbuck Valley Natural History Museum. Dr. Brush has a B.S. in English Bible from the... Read More

Mike Clement, Laboratory Manager Mike Clement
Laboratory Manager
405, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5279
mclement@ashland.edu
Michael Clement is the laboratory manager for the chemistry department. He has been with Ashland University since 1996. Michael has a B.S. in chemistry from Marquette University. His duties include maintenance and operation of laboratory instrumentation, maintenance of chemical inventory and preparation and set-up of laboratory experiments.

Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor
420 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5269
pcorbin@ashland.edu
Dr. Perry Corbin, professor of chemistry, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2001. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Ph.D. in chemistry with a specialization in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia. At Ashland University, Dr. Corbin enjoys teaching a variety of courses as... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/pcorbin/
Dr. Rebecca Corbin Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor, Chair
416 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu
Dr. Rebecca Corbin, professor of chemistry, joined Ashland University in 2001. She was named Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year in 2003 and received a national undergraduate teaching award from Iota Sigma Pi in 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science from Alderson-Broaddus College and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Michael Hudson Dr. Michael Hudson
Associate Professor
423 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5270
mhudson@ashland.edu
Dr. Michael R. Hudson, associate professor of geology, began teaching at Ashland University in 1982. He has a Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio), a Masters from Indiana University and Bachelors from St. Lawrence University (New York), all with majors in geology. He is the advisor to the Geology Club, the recipient of three Mentor Awards and director of the annual Mohican District Science Fair. He is currently active... Read More

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
130, Kettering Science Building
419.207.4552
njohnso9@ashland.edu
Dr. Nick Johnson, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor of chemistry and joined Ashland University in 2015.  His area of expertise is in inorganic chemistry, focusing on inorganic backbone polymers as well as multinuclear NMR techniques. 

mazzocco Beth Mazzocco

207, Kettering Science Building

emazzocc@ashland.edu
Beth Mazzocco, adjunct instructor of geology, started teaching at AU in 2008. She has taught courses in meteorology and climate, earth science, environmental science, and mathematics. In addition to college instructing, Beth has worked as a forecaster and producer at two local television affiliates in Columbus and as a forecaster at a private meteorology firm in Cleveland. In her free time, she enjoys reading,... Read More

Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor
206 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5272
rmichael@ashland.edu
Dr. Rodney Michael, associate professor of physics, has been at Ashland University since 1997. He received his Ph.D. From Ohio University in medium energy nuclear physics and his bachelor's degree in applied physics from Xavier University. He has done research in the fields of neutrino physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics and acoustics. Dr. Michael currently serves on the board of governors for the Discovery... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/rmichael/
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor
417 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5962
bmohney@ashland.edu
Brian K. Mohney, professor of chemistry, joined the faculty in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College. His current research interest is in the area of in situ measurement of phytotoxic chemicals, the diffusion of these chemicals in soil and their interactions on plant roots.

http://personal.ashland.edu/bmohney/
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.4526
tmohney@ashland.edu
Trina Mohney received her B.A. in biology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA (1991). She obtained her M.Ed. with a specialization in science education from the University of Pittsburgh (1998) where she also carried out research in the department of human genetics. Professor Mohney previously performed research in the department of molecular neuro-genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys living... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/tmohney/
Brenda Rodeback, Administrative Assistant Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu
Mrs. Brenda Rodeback joined Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the departments of biology/toxicology/environmental science and chemistry/geology/physics in September 1999. She is currently the administrative assistant for the departments of biology/toxicology/environmental science, chemistry/geology/physics, psychology, criminal justice, sociology and social work. She has an associate’s degree in... Read More

Dwight Souder Dwight Souder

207, Kettering Science Building

dsouder@ashland.edu
Dwight Souder joins the Department of Chemistry, Geology, and Physics as an adjunct professor where he will be instructing some of the Physics and Chemistry labs.  Dwight Souder has been a teacher at Crestview High School for over 20 years where he as been teaching Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and a STEM course of RC Aeronautics.  He has also taught 3D Graphic Design (Rhino3D) for the students at the Hong... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Professor
419 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5281
jweiden@ashland.edu
Jeff Weidenhamer has been a member of the chemistry faculty since 1989. He teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization. He previously served as core curriculum director. Weidenhamer’s research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/jweiden/