Anne Strouth
Anne Strouth
Online Director of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Programs
249, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5258 / astrouth@ashland.edu
Criminal Justice and Sociology Department
  • Has been teaching in the field of Criminal Justice for 25 years
  • Has taught and trained academy cadets in OPOTA Basic Peace Officer Academies for 21 years
  • Served as a board member and member of the Ohio Police Juvenile Officer's Association
  • Presented at the HLC National Conference

Education

  • M.S. Human Services, Specialization in Criminal Justice, Capella University
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Ashland University
  • A.A.S. Criminal Justice, North Central Technical College
  • State Highway Patrol Academy
  • OPOTA Basic Police Academy
Kelly Sundberg, MFA Faculty in Creative Nonfiction
Dr. Kelly Sundberg
Assistant Professor of English
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5199 / ksundber@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures

Kelly Sundberg's memoir Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival was released by HarperCollins in June of 2018 and in paperback in June of 2019. Her essay "It Will Look Like a Sunset" was anthologized in Best American Essays 2015 and other essays have been listed as "notables" in Best American Essays 2013, 2016, and 2018. Her essays are published or forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, The Los Angeles Review, Gulf Coast, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, and elsewhere. Other work and commentary has appeared at Good Housekeeping, Glamour, and Psychology Today, among others. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia University, a PhD in Creative Writing and English Studies from Ohio University and has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Education

  • Ohio University, Ph.D., Creative Nonfiction
  • West Virginia University, MFA, Creative Writing
Dr. Gordon Swain
Dr. Gordon Swain
Professor of Mathematics
208, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5263 / gswain@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1994 and areas of mathematical interest include abstract algebra (noncommutative rings), mathematical analysis of games, and undergraduate mathematics in general
  • In addition to teaching a large variety of mathematics courses, including statistics, calculus, linear and abstract algebra, serves as advisor for the mathematics honorary
  • Served as chair of the department of mathematics and computer science from 2001-2007, was the 2001 recipient of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2019 recipient of the MAA Ohio Section Teaching Award
  • Has served the college and university on many committees, including as Faculty Senate vice president, president and past-president.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • University of Vermont, M.S. in Mathematics
  • Eastern Nazarene College, B.S. in Physics and Mathematics
Dr. Christopher Swanson, Professor
Dr. Christopher Swanson
Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264 / cswanson@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1999 and serves as professor of Mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Research interests are combinatorics and probability.
  • Developer of Ashland University's actuarial science major, advisor to Ashland University's team for the national William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and organizer of Ashland University's Problem Solving Group.
  • Recipient of Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America's Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics and national Mathematical Association of America's Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • University of Michigan, M.S. in Mathematics
  • Denison University, B.S. in Mathematics
Dr. Andrew Trimble, Associate Professor
Dr. Andrew Trimble
Associate Professor of Biology/Toxicology
326, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5267 / atrimble@ashland.edu
Department of Biology & Toxicology , Environmental Science Program
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2009 and serves as associate professor of Biology/Toxicology
  • Teaches courses such as Drugs, Poisons, Pollutants and the Human Perception of Risk;  Principles of Toxicology; and Methods in Toxicology
  • Research interests include examining the effects of pesticide contaminant mixtures and saline deicing agents to freshwater aquatic organisms in the environment
  • Has previously been the recipient of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunity fellowship and has published his research in a number of peer-reviewed journals

 

Education

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ph.D. in Zoology
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, B.S. in Chemistry
William Vaughan core director philosophy academic excellence logic
Dr. William Vaughan
Professor of Philosophy
208, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5654 / wvaughan@ashland.edu
Department of Philosophy
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1995 and serves as professor of Philosophy. Chaired the department at Ashland University from 2001-2014 and also served as university core director from 2009-2016.
  • Main area of research is in post-Kantian Continental philosophy
  • Has presented over 40 professional papers at conferences such as the American Philosophical Association, the Ohio Philosophical Association, the West Virginia Philosophical Association, the Great Lakes Philosophy Consortium, the Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Society for the Philosophical Study of Genocide and the Holocaust and the American Simone Weil Society
  • Has 20 professional publications, book chapters and prefaces, in European Philosophy. His books are Meridian of Thinking: Essays in European Philosophy, published in 2002 by Mellen Press, and Detours in Philosophy in 2007 from Peter Lang in Europe

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.A. in English
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A. in English
Dr. Michael Vimont
Dr. Michael Vimont
Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work and Family Studies
249, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.207.6364 / mvimont@ashland.edu
Department of Social Work & Family Studies
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as associate professor of Social Work and as the Program Director for the Department of Social Work
  • Diverse practice has taken him to Texas, California and Ohio working in the areas of child welfare, school social work, community development, home health care, domestic violence and substance use
  • Primary research interest involves concepts related to developmental youth assets and how communities can help foster them. Other areas of research and teaching interests include social policy development, history of social welfare, child welfare issues and domestic poverty programming
  • Active member of the National Association of Social Work and has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1992. Currently serves as a data analysis consultant for Wayne County’s Family and Children First Council

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D.
  • University of Texas, M.S.S.W.
  • University of Texas, B.S.W.
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Associate Professor of English
312, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5284 / jwaterma@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
  • 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"

Education

  • University of Leeds, England, Ph.D.
  • University of Leeds, England, M.A.
  • University of East Anglia, B.A.
Dr. Russell Weaver
Dr. Russell Weaver
Professor of English
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5117 / rweaver3@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
  • 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

Education

  • University of Chicago, Ph.D. and M.A.
  • Tulane University, B.A.
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program
  • 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

Education

  • 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
david west
Dr. David West
Assistant Professor of History
117, Andrews Hall
419.289.5709 / dwest6@ashland.edu
Department of History & Political Science
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018
  • Teaches courses in Latin and in the political thought, history, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and Medieval worlds
  • Research focuses on political philosophy and republicanism in Cicero and Livy
  • Has delivered papers on Cicero, Livy, Plutarch, and Vergil at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
  • Currently revising articles on the case for virtuous political involvement in a Ciceronian speech and the character of elites and the Roman people in Livy
  • Also preparing a book manuscript on Cicero's promotion of philosophically informed political engagement in his political philosophy

Education

  • Boston University, Ph.D. and M.A.
  • University of Dallas, M.A. and B.A.
Dr. Darren Wick, Professor
Dr. Darren Wick
Professor of Mathematics
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795 / dwick@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • 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

 

Education

  • University of Oregon, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Utah State University, M.S. in Mathematics
  • Purdue University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Derek Wood
Derek Wood
Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media
215, Center for the Arts
419.289.5137 / dwood12@ashland.edu
Department of Journalism & Digital Media
  • General Manager of 88.9 FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station
  • Teaches courses such as Basic Audio Production, Advanced Audio Production, Sports Broadcasting and Production, and other applicable courses
  • Professional experience includes audio production, podcasting, board operations, on-air announcing, and sports broadcasting
  • Works for a commercial radio station, with a regional sports television network, and is producer of a nationally-reviewed podcast. His work in sports broadcasting has been awarded first place in the country.

Education

  • M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University
  • B.A. Digital Media Journalism/Sport Communication, Ashland University
Dr. Robert Wyllie
Dr. Robert Wyllie
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Director of Political Economy Program
120, Andrews Hall
419.289.5171 / rwyllie@ashland.edu
Department of History & Political Science
  • 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.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., M.A.
  • University of Virginia, M.A., B.A.
Barbara Zingale
Barbara Zingale
Professional Instructor

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Department of Biology & Toxicology

Education

  • B.S., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.S.IT., Capella University

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