Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Duncan Jamieson, Professor of History Dr. Duncan Jamieson
Professor of History
113, Andrews Hall
419.289.5895
djamieso@ashland.edu
Duncan Jamieson, professor of history, came to Ashland University in 1978. His areas of expertise are in 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, American presidency, democrats, liberalism, environmentalism: Earth Day, sport literature, exercise, history... 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
Dr. Nick Johnson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of chemistry and joined Ashland University in 2015.  His area of expertise is in inorganic chemistry, focusing on inorganic backbone polymers as well as multinuclear NMR techniques. 

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

Dr. Christian Kiefer 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... 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

Patty Lanious Patricia E. Lanious
Production Manager, Lighting Designer
234, Center for the Arts
419.289.5330
planious@ashland.edu
Patty has had a varied career working in the arts. She's worked as a stage manager, production manager, electrician, scenic artist, technician, lighting designer, box office guru, and more. She's worked for organizations such as Syracuse Stage, the University of Illinois, and First City Players in Ketchikan, Alaska. Prior to joining AU's Department of Theatre, Patty served as the General Manager for Wayne Center for... Read More

Dan Lehman Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor Emeritus, 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

Kari Lindecamp Kari Lindecamp
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
klindeca@ashland.edu
Ms. Kari Lindecamp joined Ashland University in 2010 as the administrative assistant for the department of English and the Master of Fine Arts program, River Teeth, and Poetry Press.  In 2014 Ms. Lindecamp became the administrative assistant for English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Religion departments.  She received an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Educational Technology from... Read More

justin lyons Dr. Justin Lyons
Associate Professor of Political Science
117, Andrews Hall
419.289.5709
jlyons1@ashland.edu
Justin D. Lyons, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2004. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas as well as an M.A. from The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

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

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

mazzocco Beth Mazzocco



Beth Mazzocco received her B.S. in Geography from Ohio University and her M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from The Ohio State University. 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... 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

Michael Metcalf Michael Metcalf
Adjunct Instructor, Brass Ensemble, French Horn

419.289.5100
mmetcal1@ashland.edu
Michael Metcalf is adjunct instructor of horn and brass ensemble. Metcalf holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Ohio Northern University and a Masters degree in music education (conducting emphasis) from Bowling Green State University. Metcalf is owner and sole proprietor of Mike's Music Corner, a local retail musical instrument store, and is principal horn of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. He... Read More

Michael Metcalf Michael Metcalf, Brass Ensemble, French Horn



Michael Metcalf is adjunct instructor of horn and brass ensemble. Metcalf holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Ohio Northern University and a Masters degree in music education (conducting emphasis) from Bowling Green State University. Metcalf is owner and sole proprietor of Mike's Music Corner, a local retail musical instrument store, and is principal horn of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. He... 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/

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