Journalism and Digital Media Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Maggie Cogar Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor
138, Center for the Arts
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

adjunct Paul Ditchey
Adjunct Faculty Member
122, Center for the Arts
Paul Ditchey joined Ashland University’s Journalism & Digital Media department as an adjunct faculty member in the fall of 2016.  He teaches JDM 133, Video Aesthetics I, and JDM 234, Studio Production.  Professor Ditchey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications and a master of Education in Educational Technology from Kent State University.  He brings professional experience gained from a variety of roles... Read More

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Adjunct Faculty Member
123, Center for the Arts
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
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, Associate Professor
121, Center for the Arts
Dr. David McCoy, associate 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

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

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