Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mason Posner, Professor, Chair
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1999 and teaches courses in Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology, Evolution, Marine Biology, and Molecular Biology Involves students in...Read more

Criminal Justice and Sociology Department Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Russell Craig Dr. Russell Craig
Professor of Criminal Justice
224, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University in 1985 Created the program and major in criminal justice and served as program director and department chair for 24 years Area of expertise are corrections, correctional counseling and criminology Serves as a consultant for various regional criminal justice agencies and is co-editor of the Journal of Correctional Education

Dr. Allyson Drinkard, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociololgy Dr. Allyson Drinkard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
147, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2017 and teaches courses in criminology and sociology. Research interests include adolescent development, prosocial behavior and juvenile delinquency. Prior to becoming a professor, worked for 10 years at a research institute, evaluating social service programs for juvenile delinquents.

Marc Hedrick, Professional Instructor Dr. Marc Hedrick
Professional Instructor in Criminal Justice
157, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 after teaching criminal justice for more than nine years, including as assistant professor and program coordinator of Criminal Justice College of the Albemarle and associate professor of criminal justice and pre-law at Taylor University  Has experience in the justice system, both as an attorney and as a police officer Practiced civil and criminal law for eight years in... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Social Work
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

DrMarkRubin Dr. Mark Rubin
Director of the Online Criminal Justice Program, Professional Instructor of Criminal Justice
156, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2017 and serves as director of the Online Criminal Justice program as well as professional instructor in the program With nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience, Dr. Rubin specializes in policing, homeland security, criminology, and cybercrime and human trafficking