Psychology Department Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Associate Professor
145, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Bonfiglio earned a B.S. in psychology from Ashland University, an M.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University. She specializes in health psychology. Her particular areas of interest include the relationship between social support and health, the health consequences of psychosocial stress and healthy aging. She is currently working on... Read More

Dr. Christopher Chartier, Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Chartier
Assistant Professor
146, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Christopher Chartier earned a B.S. in psychology from Indiana University (2007) and an M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in social psychology from Miami University.  His research interests include tacit coordination and prosocial behavior.  He is currently studying how shared knowledge of group member traits influences the ease and efficiency with which small groups align their decisions and behaviors for maximal... Read More

Dr. Curt Ickes Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor
148, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Curt Ickes, associate professor of psychology, joined Ashland University in 1987. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Ashland College, an M.A. from the University of Akron and his Ph. D. from Kent State University. In addition to teaching General Psychology, he teaches Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Tests and Measurements and Child Psychopathology. Areas of interest include psychological diagnosis and testing... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor, Chair
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling Green State University, and a M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in experimental psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, Dr. Metzger worked for six years as an assistant professor at Penn State, Shenango. He has earned Ashland University’... Read More
Brenda Rodeback, Administrative Assistant Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221 , Kettering Science Building
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