Faculty Spotlight

Professor Nancy Udolph
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1988 and serves as Field Director and Associate Professor of Social Work specializing in micro-practice courses and international social work...Read more

Journalism and Digital Media Department Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Maggie Cogar Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media
138, Center for the Arts
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

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
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

Jim Hurguy. adjunct instructor for Journalism and Digital Media Jim Hurguy
Adjunct Faculty Member
Center for the Arts

Jim Hurguy, adjunct instructor for Journalism and Digital Media, joined the Ashland University faculty in the fall of 2017 to teach JDM 333 Digital Media Technologies. He is also an adjunct instructor at Kent State University in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaching Motion Graphics for Video Editing and TV Graphics. He has taught at Kent State since 2003. He holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design 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
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

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
Director of Broadcasting and Operations
126, Center for the Arts
John Skrada was the operations manager for 88.9 WRDL-FM and TV-20 in the journalism and digital media department of Ashland University from 2010-2017.  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... Read More

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

Derek Wood is the General Manager of 88.9-FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member in JDM, teaching both Basic and Advanced Audio Production, as well as Radio Production and Programming. He has received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production from Ashland University as well as a... Read More