Faculty & Staff Directory

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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/
Sharleen Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Associate Professor
302, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5393
smondal@ashland.edu
Sharleen Mondal is Assistant Professor of English at Ashland University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and colonial South Asia. Drawing on transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, her research explores how race, gender, sexuality, caste, and class shaped narratives of national identity and political engagement for both British and Indian subjects who were... Read More

Sarah Monette, Ashland MFA fiction faculty Sarah Monette



Sarah Monette was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the three secret cities of the Manhattan Project. She got her B.A. summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, majoring in Literature and Classics, with a minor in Women's Studies, her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She wrote her dissertation on ghosts in early modern revenge tragedy.She has... Read More

http://truepenny.dreamwidth.org
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Angela Morales, Ashland MFA Creative Nonfiction Faculty Angela Morales



Angela Morales, a graduate of the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program, is the author of The Girls in My Town, a collection of personal essays. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2013, Harvard Review, The Southern Review, The Southwest Review, The Los Angeles Review, Arts and Letters, The Baltimore Review, The Pinch, Hobart, River Teeth, Under the Sun, Puerto del Sol, and The Indianola Review. ... Read More

Cindy Moseman Dr. Cindy Moseman
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Studies Program
210B, Center for the Arts
419.289.5293
cmoseman@ashland.edu
Dr. Cindy Moseman joined the Family and Consumer Sciences Department in 1988 to teach courses in Child and Family Studies.  She served as department chair for the last 9 years and played an active role in the development and implementation of the Gerontology certificate and minor.  She completed two terms as a Faculty Senator.  Cindy was twice selected by students as Outstanding Female Faculty of the Year and has... Read More

Cindy Moseman Dr. Cindy Moseman
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
210 C, Center for the Arts
419.289.5293
cmoseman@ashland.edu
Dr. Cindy Moseman joined the University in 1988 as a faculty member teaching courses for the Child and Family Studies major. She served as chairperson of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department for 9 years. Dr. Moseman was twice selected by students as Outstanding Female Faculty of the Year and has received the Academic Mentor Award.  Since 2006 Dr. Moseman has been a campus leader in assessment.  She became... Read More

Dr. John Moser Dr. John Moser
Professor of History, Interim Director of the Graduate School, Co-Chair, Master of American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
419.289.5231
jmoser1@ashland.edu
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of three books, the most recent... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/~jmoser1/
Nayomi Munaweera Nayomi Munaweera



Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia. It was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Man Asia Prize. The novel was also short listed for the Northern California Book Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was a Target Book Club selection in January 2016. Her second novel What Lies Between Us was hailed as one of the most exciting... Read More

Dan O'Rourke, Faculty, Department of Communication Studies, Ashland University Dr. Dan O'Rourke
Associate Professor
328, Center for the Arts
419.289.5141
dorourke@ashland.edu
Dan O'Rourke is an associate professor who joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. His research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport. In 2003, Dr. O’Rourke co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown. He has also written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt" and "Irony after 9/11." His primary teaching areas include:... Read More

shawn orr Shawn Orr
Interim Department Chairperson for Communication Studies;, Director of the Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence
326, Center for the Arts
419.207.6929
sorr3@ashland.edu
Shawn Orr is the interim Department Chairperson for Communication Studies and Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at Ashland University. Shawn received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication and Public Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She joined Ashland University as the Director of Faculty... Read More

Dr. Rene Paddags Dr. Rene Paddags
Associate Professor of Political Science
124, Andrews Hall
419.289.5335
rpaddags@ashland.edu
René Paddags, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2010. Professor Paddags teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics and regional studies. Prior to joining Ashland University, he had taught courses in political science and philosophy at the University of Maryland and at Loyola University, Baltimore. Dr. Paddags received his Ph.D. in political science from the... Read More

Derek Palacio, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty Derek Palacio



Derek Palacio is the author of the novella How to Shake the Other Man and the novel The Mortifications. With Claire Vaye Watkins, he co-directs the Mojave School, a free creative writing camp for teenagers in rural Nevada. He lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

http://derekpalacio.com/
Robert Sean Parker Robert Sean Parker
Assistant Professor of Theatre
240, Center for the Arts
419.289.5655
rparker6@ashland.edu
Sean holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and a BFA in Acting from Western Carolina University. Before joining the Ashland University faculty, he taught at Morehead State University in Kentucky.  Some of his professional credits include:  Off-Broadway, Chicago Theatre (American Theatre Company, Provision Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble), Pioneer Playhouse, Idaho Repertory Theatre... Read More

Elizabeth Pastor Elizabeth Pastor
Professor Emeritus, Trustees Professor of Music


Elizabeth Pastor is an outstanding pianist, educator and community leader with a distinguished history at Ashland University and in the music community. Elizabeth received her artist’s diploma at the age of eighteen from Boston’s Longy School of Music. She studied piano with Boris Goldovsky, Carl Frieberg, Beryl Rubinstein and Arthur Loesser. She made her debut at Town Hall, New York and has made solo appearances... Read More

Cynthia Petry Cynthia Petry
Director, Coburn Art Gallery , Professional Instructor
Gallery, Center for the Arts
419.289.5652
cpetry@ashland.edu
Cynthia C. Petry is director of the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University as well as a professional instructor for the Art Department. She received her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Morehead State University and a Master of Fine Arts with a emphasize in printmaking from Ohio University. Cynthia Petry has taught classes for Ashland University the last 17 years in the art foundations area as well as teaching... Read More

Dr. Mason Posner, Professor, Chair Dr. Mason Posner
Professor
320, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5691
mposner@ashland.edu
Students in his lab use molecular biology techniques to understand how eye lens proteins adapt to changes in environmental temperature. They are currently investigating the evolution and biological role of lens proteins called crystallins. These proteins are responsible for making the lens transparent and refracting light so that focused images fall on the retina. Amazingly, one family of crystallins, the alpha... Read More

http://www.masonposner.com/

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