- Joined Ashland University faculty in 2006 and specializes in nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture with an emphasis on modernism
- Teaches courses such as American Literature III: Realism to Modernism; American Literature IV: 1945 to the Present; The American Literary Experience; The Modern Novel; The Modern Drama; the Contemporary American Studies Seminar; Honors course on The Short Story; Great Books; and Composition I & II
- Research is focused on regionalism, particularly in relation to race and gender, culture and place and additional research interests include the cultural capital of Modernism and the Middlebrow
- Sits on the James Thurber House Literary Committee in Columbus and the Middlebrow Research Network, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (U.K.), and executive officer for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
- Currently writing a monograph about the literary career of Louis Bromfield, the twentieth-century Ohio author. In 2009, edited and introduced Bromfield's recently reprinted novels Awake and Rehearse: Selected Short Stories by Louis Bromfield and has written the introductions for two of Bromfield's recently reprinted novels The Rains Came (2007) and The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg (2006)
- Has done work on Paul Laurence Dunbar - "With Myriad Subtleties': Paul Laurence Dunbar's Construction of Social Identity in The Sport of the Gods," in We Wear the Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Politics of Representative Reality
- Has published several articles and presented several national and international conference papers on this topic. A current work in progress includes an essay - "From the Midwest, to New York, Paris, and Back: "Placing" the Middlebrow in Louis Bromfield's Texts"
- University of Leeds, England, Ph.D.
- University of Leeds, England, M.A.
- University of East Anglia, B.A.
- Joined Ashland University faculty in 1986 and teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British literature; Greek literature; 19th century Russian Novel (War and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov)
- Offers a rotating set of major writers seminars on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Melville/Conrad, Austen and Hemingway
- Has published Questioning Keats: An Introduction to Applied Hermeneutics in 2006, The Moral World of Billy Budd in 2014, and Teaching English at Ridgeview in 2015, all with Peter Lang Publishing
- Has directed the Ashland University Philosophy Reading Group for over 30 years
- University of Chicago, Ph.D. and M.A.
- Tulane University, B.A.
- Joined Ashland University in 1989 and teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization
- Has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects
- Research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of consumer products with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium
- Research in chemical ecology has been funded by the National Science Foundation
- Research with students and colleagues on lead contamination of consumer products has resulted in at least 14 recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission involving more than 1.5 million children’s items, and has been cited in a congressional resolution seeking a ban on U.S. export of electronic waste
- The University of South Florida, Ph.D. in Biology, 1987
- Louisiana State University, M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, 1991
- The Ohio State University, M.S. in Agronomy, 1983
- Ashland University, B.S. in Chemistry, 1979
- Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as assistant professor of History and Political Science, teaching courses i Latin and in the history, political thought, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and medieval worlds
- Research focuses on rhetoric and political thought in Cicero and the Roman historians and students with a special interest in the ancient world or in the influence of the Classics on the American political tradition are encouraged to consult about pursuing a Minor in Classical Civilization
- has delivered papers on Cicero, Livy, and Plutarch at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
- Currently revising articles on the case for political involvement in a Ciceronian speech, the character of elites and the Roman people in Livy, and the marriage of Odysseus and Penelope in Homer
- Also preparing a book manuscript on the motives, means and ends of political engagement that Cicero advances in his speeches, rhetorical theory, letters, and political philosophy
- Boston University, Ph.D. and M.A.
- University of Dallas, M.A. and B.A.
- Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and serves as professor of Mathematics and has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses, most recently Discrete Mathematics, Analysis, History of Mathematics, and Elementary Statistics
- Research interests include associative ring theory and algebra, representation of numbers, the history and foundations of mathematics, and open source software
- Served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from 2007-14
- University of Oregon, Ph.D. in Mathematics
- Utah State University, M.S. in Mathematics
- Purdue University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
- Joined the Ashland University faculty in 2020 and serves as director of the Political Economy program
- Teaches courses in political economy, history, and political philosophy
- Prior to coming to Ashland, he taught political economy at Holy Cross College in South Bend, IN
- Has published articles in Constellations, Perspectives on Political Science, Polis, Res Philosophica, TELOS, and other scholarly journals.
- University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., M.A.
- University of Virginia, M.A., B.A.
- B.S., Florida Atlantic University
- M.S.IT., Capella University