Journalism and Digital Media Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website Edit link
Maggie Cogar Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media
138, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355
mcogar@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University in 2016 Research areas of interest include scholastic media, censorship and journalistic pedagogy, while teaching areas include media writing, media law and ethics, media effects and mass communication theory Active in the world of scholastic journalism and serves as an executive board member for the Ohio Scholastic Media Association and state director for the national Journalism Education... Read More

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Adjunct Faculty Member
123, 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

garska, sara 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 Corporate and Strategic Communication (MACSC) program.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a... Read More

Dr. David McCoy Dr. David McCoy
Chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media, Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167
dmccoy2@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011 and serves as chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media Primary research area is the impact of social media technologies on learning, and his teaching areas include video/audio aesthetics, the global impact of social media, media writing and digital media technologies Taught journalism, film, digital media production and education courses for more than 25 years... Read More

kelly meyer Kelly Meyer
Adjunct Faculty Member
, Center for the Arts

kmeyer11@ashland.edu
Kelly Meyer joined AU's Journalism & Digital Media Department in the fall of 2015. She has six years of broadcast journalism experience as a news producer, most recently at WJW- Fox 8 in Cleveland, OH. Kelly was part of the launch of the emmy-nominated weekend morning show in 2011. She's covered two presidential elections and breaking news stories such as the Chardon High School shooting and the escape of Amanda... 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

derek wood Derek Wood
WRDL General Manager
215-G, Center for the Arts

dwood12@ashland.edu
Derek Wood is the General Manager of 88.9-FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station. He has received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production from Ashland University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University. In addition to WRDL, he is currently working... Read More