Journalism and Digital Media Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Maggie Cogar Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor
138, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355
mcogar@ashland.edu
Maggie Cogar, professional instructor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Communication and Information with a focus in Mass Media from Kent State University. While attending Kent State University to obtain her doctorate, she taught journalism courses as an adjunct and served as a research assistant in the Center for Scholastic... Read More

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Adjunct Faculty Member
, Center for the Arts

tfoss@ashland.edu
Terry Foss, adjunct instructor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2015 teaching JDM 133 Video/Audio Aesthetics and, in 2016, JDM 103 Introduction to Journalism/Mass Communication. She previously taught as a Limited Term Lecturer for nine years in the Communication Department at Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She holds a B.A. in Radio and Television... Read More

Sara Garska Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 120 Center for the Arts, Andrews Hall
419.289.5139
sgarska@ashland.edu
Sara Garska joined Ashland University in 2012 as the assistant director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.  She is currently the administrative assistant to the communication studies, journalism & digital media and history & political science departments and to the Master of Arts in Health and Risk Communiction (MAHRC) program.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a Bachelor of... Read More

Dr. David McCoy Dr. David McCoy
Chair, Assistant Professor
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167
dmccoy2@ashland.edu
Dr. David McCoy, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2011. He taught journalism, film, digital media production and education courses for more than 25 years, including his specialty areas which are new media aesthetics, scriptwriting and historical documentary. He holds a B.A. in telecommunications, a M.Ed. in educational technology and a Ph.D. in the... Read More

Scott Saunders Scott Saunders
Adjunct Faculty Member
, Center for the Arts

ssaunde3@ashland.edu
Scott Saunders, Adjunct Professor in the JDM program, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2015.  He teaches Basic and Advanced Audio Production.  He is also General Manager of WVMC Radio in Mansfield, where he also teaches radio as an elective at Mansfield Christian School, the owners of WVMC.  He also records afternoon drive shows for WLOH in Lancaster, Ohio. Scott’s career has spanned over 30 years and began... Read More

John Skrada John Skrada
Operations Manager
126, Center for the Arts
419.289.5311
jskrada@ashland.edu
John Skrada is the operations manager for 88.9 WRDL-FM and TV-20 in the journalism and digital media department of Ashland University.  He received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cleveland State University.  Before coming to Ashland University in 2011, John has worked as a freelance videographer and tape operator for major sports and entertainment networks for the past 18 years.  In addition to sports,... Read More