Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Iyad Ajwa Dr. Iyad Ajwa
Chair, Professor
203, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5798
iajwa@ashland.edu
Dr. Iyad Ajwa earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; a Master of Science in mathematics and a Master of Science in computer science from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Doctor of Philosophy in computer science from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Dr. Ajwa joined Ashland University in 1997. He has taught a variety of computer science courses... Read More

Dr. Paul Cao Dr. Paul Cao
Associate Professor
205, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5960
pcao@ashland.edu
Dr. Paul Cao earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology from China in 2001, and his M.S. and doctor degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He joined Ashland University in Fall 2008 following a year in Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH and a year in North Carolina Central University,... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/pcao/
Dr. Boris Kerkez Dr. Boris Kerkez
Associate Professor
206, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5833
bkerkez@ashland.edu
Dr. Kerkez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in systems analysis, a Master of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kerkez joined Ashland University in 2003. He has taught a variety of computer science courses including Computer Programming I, Data Structures and... Read More

V. Sue Ralph V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu
Mrs. V. Sue Ralph returned to Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the Math and Computer Science Department in August 2014. She has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Ashland University and earned an elementary education K-8 teaching licensure from Ashland University. Mrs. Ralph lives in Ontario with her husband, Jay. They have two children, Jessica and Michael. Jessica is a RN at the Cleveland... Read More

Dr. Gordon Swain Dr. Gordon Swain
Professor
208, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5263
gswain@ashland.edu
Dr. Gordon Swain, professor of mathematics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. In addition to teaching a large variety of mathematics courses, including statistics, calculus, linear and abstract algebra, he is active in college and university governance. He served as chair of the department of mathematics and computer science from 2001-2007, and was also the 2001 recipient of the Taylor Excellence in... Read More

Dr. Christopher Swanson Dr. Christopher Swanson
Professor
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu
Dr. Christopher N. Swanson, professor of mathematics and director of the Honors Program, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1999. He is the developer of Ashland University's actuarial science major, advisor to Ashland University's Ohio Rho chapter of the national mathematics honorary Pi Mu Epsilon, advisor to Ashland University's team for the national William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/cswanson/
Dr. Darren Wick Dr. Darren Wick
Professor
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795
dwick@ashland.edu
Dr. Darren D. Wick received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University; a master of science degree in mathematics from Utah State University; and a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. Dr. Wick came to Ashland University in 2000 following five years as a member of the department of mathematics at Millsaps College. He has taught a wide variety of... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/dwick/