Faculty & Staff Directory

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Dr. Richard Rader Dr. Richard Rader



rrader1@ashland.edu
V. Sue Ralph, Administrative Assistant V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu
Mrs. V. Sue Ralph returned to Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the Math and Computer Science Department in August 2014. She has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Ashland University and earned an elementary education K-8 teaching licensure from Ashland University. Mrs. Ralph lives in Ontario with her husband, Jay. They have two children, Jessica and Michael. Jessica is a RN at the Cleveland... Read More

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths
Associate Professor, Director of the Online Communication Studies Program
329, Center for the Arts
419.289.5143
drandall@ashland.edu
Dr. Randall-Griffiths is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Director of the Online Communication Studies Program at Ashland University. She teaches the introductory communication course, along with courses in interpersonal communication, and health communication. Her research interests include health narratives, gender, and women’s studies. She engages in community service by... Read More

Dr. Jennifer Rathbun Dr. Jennifer Rathbun
Chair
217, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5353
jrathbun@ashland.edu
Jennifer Rathbun has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in contemporary Latin American literature and is currently an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the department of foreign languages at Ashland University in Ohio. The Bitter Oleander Press published her translation of the poetry collection "Afterglow/Tras el rayo" by world renowned Mexican author Alberto Blanco in June 2011. In 2009, she published... Read More

Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu
Dr. Thomas Reed is professor of music and chair of the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre at Ashland University He joined the faculty in 1986, and teaches courses in woodwinds, music theory, aural skills and jazz. He is a member of the Akron Symphony (bass clarinet) and Ashland Symphony (principal clarinet), was a long-time member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (saxophone), and has performed on... Read More

Jane Reed Jane Reed
Adjunct Instructor, Music Fundamentals, Strings

419.289.5100
jreed@ashland.edu
Jane Reed has a BM in music education from the University of Iowa and an MM in violin performance from the University of Akron. In addition, she studied string pedagogy with Mimi Zweig, and has certification in Suzuki violin and Orff. She taught in the public schools for 6 years, and currently has a private studio. Jane also works with the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, and gives educational concerts for the... Read More

Dr. Bill Reinthal, Adjunct Professor of Geology Dr. Bill Reinthal
Adjunct Professor of Geology
207, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5916
wreintha@ashland.edu
Bill Reinthal graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in geology, and went on to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in economic geology.  He has worked in both the oil and minerals industries, but his dissertation research was centered on the geochemical constraints on precious metal accumulations in supracrustal environments. Teaching geology, he takes a holistic approach to... Read More

Dr. Daniel Rickett Dr. Daniel Rickett



drickett@ashland.edu
Brenda Rodeback, Administrative Assistant Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu
Mrs. Brenda Rodeback joined Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the departments of biology/toxicology/environmental science and chemistry/geology/physics in September 1999. She is currently the administrative assistant for the departments of biology/toxicology/environmental science, chemistry/geology/physics, psychology, criminal justice, sociology and social work. She has an associate’s degree in... Read More

Dariela Rodriguez, Sport Communication, Health Communication, Risk Communication, Ashland University, Communication Studies Dr. Dariela Rodriguez
Adjunct Faculty Member


drodrig2@ashland.edu
Dr. Dariela Rodriguez was an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies with a specialization in sport communication until the summer of 2017 and now works with the Department as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Rodriguez received both her bachelor of arts degree in communication and public relations and her master of arts degree in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She... Read More

Priscilla Roggenkamp Priscilla Roggenkamp
Associate Professor of Art
346A , Center for the Arts
419.289.5194
proggenk@ashland.edu
Born in Bangor, Maine, Priscilla has lived in Maine, Ohio, Virginia and Arkansas. She has resided in Alliance, Ohio since 1990, teaching and making art. Priscilla has taught at The College of Wooster, Mount Union College, Canton Country Day School, Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University and the University of Arkansas. She has conducted art education workshops in Florida, Ohio and Maine and has co-... Read More

http://www.studio-twofourteen.com/
Sandra Ross Sandra Ross
Adjunct Instructor, Voice, Opera Scenes Director
205, Center for the Arts
419.289.5128
sross11@ashland.edu
Equally at home on both operatic and musical theater stages, Ms. Ross has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Cleveland Opera, Central City Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera North, Sorg Opera and nine seasons with the Ohio Light Opera. Some of her favorite roles have been Orlovsky, Carmen and Cherubino. In Hamburg, Germany Ms. Ross appeared for 2 years as Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera... Read More

Bonnie J. Rough Bonnie J. Rough



brough@ashland.edu
Bonnie J. Rough is the author of The Girls, Alone (Kindle Singles 2015) and of the memoir, Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA (Counterpoint) which won a 2011 Minnesota Book Award. Her next book is forthcoming from Seal Press in 2018. Her writing has appeared in anthologies such as The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Best Creative Nonfiction, and periodicals including The New York Times,... Read More

http://www.bonniejrough.com/
Cathy Rowland Cathy Rowland
Administrative Assistant
204, Center for the Arts
419.289.5100
crowlan1@ashland.edu
Ms. Cathy Rowland joined Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the department of music in August 1999. She is currently the administrative assistant for the departments of music, art and theatre. She also serves as organist and choir accompanist for her church, Jeromesville United Methodist. Ms. Rowland lives in Jeromesville with daughters, Anna and Josie.  

DrMarkRubin Dr. Mark Rubin
Director, Online Criminal Justice
156, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5657
mrubin3@ashland.edu
Dr. Mark Rubin is the Director of the Online Criminal Justice program.  He joined Ashland University in the Spring of 2017.  Dr. Rubin received his Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Houston, a Master of Education from Western Governors University, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Capella University.  With nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience, Dr. Rubin specializes in policing,... Read More

Matthew Salesses, Ashland MFA Fiction Matthew Salesses



Matthew Salesses is the author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Bestseller, Best Book of September, and Kindle First pick; an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; a Thought Catalog Essential Contemporary Book by an Asian American Writer; and a Best Book of the season at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming are a ... Read More

https://matthewsalesses.com/
Leonard Salvo Leonard Salvo
Professor Emeritus, Director of Ashland Area Community Concert Band
, Center for the Arts
419.289.5100
lsalvo@ashland.edu
Leonard Salvo served as director of bands at Ashland University from 1988 to spring of 2014 when he retired. He remains involved with AU Music as the director of the Ashland Area Community Concert Band. During his full-time tenure at Ashland, he took an active role in campus life and was recognized as the Outstanding Advisor for Student Organizations at Ashland University for his work with the Kappa Kappa Psi... Read More

Saslaw Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Professor
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5198
nsaslaw@ashland.edu
After completing her B.A. at University of Michigan and M.A. and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Naomi Saslaw studied at Harvard as a postdoctoral visiting fellow.  She also studied at Oxford and Columbia Universities.  In addition to her work in Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer and Shakespeare, she earned a J.D. at Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she served on Law Review and began work on biomedical... Read More

Dr. Patricia Saunders, Associate Professor Dr. Patricia Saunders
Associate Professor
324 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5252
psaunder@ashland.edu
Dr. Patricia A. Saunders, associate professor of biology, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2002 and is the director of the University's Environmental Science Program. Her area of expertise is aquatic ecology, and she teaches courses in biology, ecology, and environmental science. Since joining Ashland University she has directed many students doing independent research projects related to the ecology of a... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/psaunder/
Scott Saunders Scott Saunders
Adjunct Faculty Member
123, Center for the Arts

ssaunde3@ashland.edu
Scott Saunders, Adjunct Professor in the JDM program, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2015.  He teaches Basic and Advanced Audio Production.  He is also General Manager of WVMC Radio in Mansfield, where he also teaches radio as an elective at Mansfield Christian School, the owners of WVMC.  He also records afternoon drive shows for WLOH in Lancaster, Ohio. Scott’s career has spanned over 30 years and began... Read More

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