Faculty & Staff Directory

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Dr. Paul Hyman, Associate Professor Dr. Paul Hyman
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair, Department of Biology and Toxicology
319 , Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as chair of the Department of Biology and Toxicology Teaches courses in Human Biology, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life, Nursing Microbiology, Genetics, Journal Club, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Emerging Pathogens Research centers on bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria. Bacteriophages are found wherever bacteria are found:... Read More

ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor of Psychology
149, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1987 and teaches General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Tests and Measurements, and Child Psychopathology Areas of interest include psychological diagnosis and testing as well as sport psychology Licensed psychologist and maintains a limited private practice and also works with collegiate and professional baseball and softball teams Author of the book – “Mental... Read More

Dr. Duncan Jamieson, Professor of History Dr. Duncan Jamieson
Professor of History
113, Andrews Hall
• Joined Ashland University in 1978 and courses taught include U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, Women in American History, History of Ohio and American Social History • Areas of expertise include American history, Ashland University Eagles, bicycling: present and past, American history: 19th & 20th century, racism in america, Africa: sub-sahara, history of American medicine, gay marriage, AIDS,... Read More

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 and his area of expertise includes the synthesis of novel inorganic compounds as well as multinuclear NMR techniques Currently, he and his students’ research is focused on the synthesis of inorganic compounds for biomedical applications.   

Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director Dr. Christian Kiefer
Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
101, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall

Joined Ashland University as the new director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in January 2017 He is the author of The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury), The Animals (W.W. Norton), One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide  (Nouvella Books), Kingdom of Wolves (Liveright / W.W. Norton), and Phantoms: A Novel (Liveright/W.W. Norton), in addition to other works in poetry, fiction, and drama Kiefer's... Read More

George Kuo George Kuo

, Claremont Building

George Kuo has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Akron and a Masters in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. His practice specialty is medical social work, with extensive experience in crisis intervention, psychosocial assessment, supervision and administration. Professor Kuo has been a director of social work services at several Akron regional hospitals, and has experience working... Read More

Dan Lehman Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor Emeritus

Daniel W. Lehman is trustees’ distinguished professor Emeritus of English. He is author of John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press) and Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press); co-editor of The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press) and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative; and series co-editor of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction... Read More

Joseph Lewis Jr Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
Joseph Lewis is the Director of Bands at Ashland University where he directs the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band and conducts the Ashland University Symphonic Band. He received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance (Bass Trombone) in 2006 from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University in 2015. Prior to his appointment at... Read More

Dr. Joe Mackall Dr. Joe Mackall
Retired Professor of English
, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall

Joined Ashland University faculty in 1996 and serves as director of the creative writing program Co-founder of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and co-editor of the River Teeth, Literary Nonfiction Book Prize Series in partnership with the University of New Mexico Press Author of The Last Street Before Cleveland: An Accidental Pilgrimage (University of Nebraska Press, 2006); Plain Secrets: An Outsider... Read More

Dr. Mancha Dr. Louis Mancha
Chair, Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy
202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 and serves as chair of the Department of Philosophy Has taught 13 different courses, four of which have variable preparations (Phil 208, Phil 204, Phil 350 (Science as a Cultural Force, an interdisciplinary course which is team taught with a member of the science faculty) and Phil 450: Great Philosophers) Specializes in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of... Read More

Lauren Markham, Ashland MFA Creative Nonfiction Faculty Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers, which won the 2018 Ridenhour Prize and the California Book Award Silver Medal, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize, and was named a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Selection and a New York Times Critics’ pick for 2017.  A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, her essays have appeared in outlets such as Orion, Harper’s, LitHub, The New Republic... Read More

mazzocco Beth Mazzocco

207, Kettering Science Building

Beth Mazzocco, adjunct instructor of geology, started teaching at AU in 2008. She has taught courses in meteorology and climate, earth science, environmental science, and mathematics. In addition to college instructing, Beth has worked as a forecaster and producer at two local television affiliates in Columbus and as a forecaster at a private meteorology firm in Cleveland. In her free time, she enjoys reading,... Read More

greg mcbrayer Dr. Gregory McBrayer
Director, Core Curriculum, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Director of the Political Economy Program
125, Andrews Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2017 and serves as director of Core Curriculum Teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations Prior to coming to Ashland, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College Has published articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy and... 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

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art Daniel McDonald
Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2006 and servers as associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art Has exhibited his works regionally and nationally with work represented in public and private collections in Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, South Carolina and Ohio Works in bronze, steel, plastics, video and any other material or media necessary to create narratives that display the complexities of... Read More

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

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

Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor of Physics
206 , Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1997 Has done research in the fields of neutrino physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics and acoustics Serves on the board of governors for the Discovery school and takes a strong interest in gifted education

Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor of Chemistry
417 , Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1999 and serves as professor of Chemistry Current research interest is in the area of in situ measurement of phytotoxic chemicals, the diffusion of these chemicals in soil and their interactions on plant roots  

Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011 and serves as professional instructor Previously performed research in the department of molecular neurogenetics at Massachusetts General Hospital