Psychology Department Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Associate Professor of Psychology
145, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University in 2009 Teaches courses in introductory psychology, adolescence and health psychology Specializes in health psychology. Her particular areas of interest include the relationship between social support and health; psychological factors in solid organ transplantation; and flow

Dr. Christopher Chartier, Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Chartier
Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder/Director of the Psychological Science Accelerator
146, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University in 2013 Teaches courses in General Psychology I, Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Social Psychology Founder and Director of the Psychological Science Accelerator Publishes research journals such as Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science Research interests include tacit coordination and pro-social... Read More

Christy Ellis-Trolian Dr. Christy Ellis-Trolian
Director, Center for Addictions
144, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University in 2018 as the founding Director of The Center for Addictions Teaches courses in addictions psychology and conducts professional development seminars for licensed counselors and social workers to continue their professional development Has more than 20 years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling, supervision, and administration Is a Licensed Professional Clinical... Read More

ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor of Psychology
149, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1987 and teaches General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Tests and Measurements, and Child Psychopathology Areas of interest include psychological diagnosis and testing as well as sport psychology Licensed psychologist and maintains a limited private practice and also works with collegiate and professional baseball and softball teams Author of the book – “Mental... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003. Has served as chair for the Department of Psychology since 2007 and has served as chair of Criminal Justice and Social Work since 2016 Teaches General Psychology I, Introduction to Research Methods, Advanced Research in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Theories and Principles of Learning, Physiological Psychology and Neuropsychology Graduate training was in biopsychology,... 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