Faculty & Staff Directory

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ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor of Psychology
149, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5374
cickes@ashland.edu
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
419.289.5895
djamieso@ashland.edu
• 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

http://personal.ashland.edu/DJAMIESO/
Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Building
419.207.4552
njohnso9@ashland.edu
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

ckiefer2@ashland.edu
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), and Kingdom of Wolves (forthcoming from Liveright / W.W. Norton), in addition to other works in poetry, fiction, and drama Kiefer's scholarly publications focus... Read More

George Kuo George Kuo

, Claremont Building

gkuo@ashland.edu
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


dlehman@ashland.edu
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
419.289.5132
jlewisjr@ashland.edu
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
Professor
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5142
jmackall@ashland.edu
A former journalist with a B.A. from Cleveland State University, M.A. from University of Central Oklahoma, MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Joe Mackall is director of the creative writing program and instructor of nonfiction writing for the Ashland University MFA program. He is co-founder of River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative... Read More

http://www.plainsecrets.com/
Dr. Mancha Dr. Louis Mancha
Chair, Associate Professor
202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5894
lmancha@ashland.edu
Dr. Louis A. Mancha, Jr. is an associate professor of philosophy, specializing in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion.  He received his B.A. from Rice University, and his M.A. and PhD. from Purdue University.  He is the current chair of the Philosophy Department at Ashland University (Since summer 2014).  Dr. Mancha has delivered papers at several national and state conferences, including... Read More

Douglas Manual, Ashland MFA Poetry Faculty Douglas Manuel



Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa... 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

emazzocc@ashland.edu
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
125, Andrews Hall
419.289.5380
gmcbraye@ashland.edu
Gregory A. McBrayer, assistant professor of political science and director of the core curriculum, joined Ashland University in 2017.  He 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.  He has published... Read More

Dr. David McCoy Dr. David McCoy
Chair, Associate Professor
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167
dmccoy2@ashland.edu
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

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art Daniel McDonald
Chair, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dan McDonald received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and his Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University in South Carolina. He has exhibited his works regionally and nationally with work represented in public and private collections in Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, South... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor, Chair
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5008
mmetzger@ashland.edu
Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling Green State University, and a M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in experimental psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, Dr. Metzger worked for six years as an assistant professor at Penn State, Shenango. He has earned Ashland University’... Read More

http://works.bepress.com/mitchell_metzger/
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

Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor
206 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5272
rmichael@ashland.edu
Dr. Rodney Michael, associate professor of physics, has been at Ashland University since 1997. He received his Ph.D. From Ohio University in medium energy nuclear physics and his bachelor's degree in applied physics from Xavier University. He has done research in the fields of neutrino physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics and acoustics. Dr. Michael currently serves on the board of governors for the Discovery... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/rmichael/
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor
417 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5962
bmohney@ashland.edu
Brian K. Mohney, professor of chemistry, joined the faculty in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College. His 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.

http://personal.ashland.edu/bmohney/
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Building
419.207.4526
tmohney@ashland.edu
Trina Mohney received her B.A. in biology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA (1991). She obtained her M.Ed. with a specialization in science education from the University of Pittsburgh (1998) where she also carried out research in the department of human genetics. Professor Mohney previously performed research in the department of molecular neuro-genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys living... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/tmohney/

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