Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Steven Harvey Steven Harvey



sharvey1@ashland.edu
Steven Harvey is the author of The Book of Knowledge and Wonder, a memoir about coming to terms with the suicide of his mother published by Ovenbird Books as part of the “Judith Kitchen Select” series. A section of the memoir appeared in The Best American Essays 2013 selected by Cheryl Strayed.  He is also the author of three books of personal essays, A Geometry of Lilies, Lost in Translation, and Bound for Shady... Read More

http://www.steven-harvey-author.com
Marc Hedrick, Professional Instructor Marc Hedrick
Professional Instructor
157, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5348
mhedric2@ashland.edu
Prof. Marc Hedrick, Professional Instructor of Criminal Justice, joined the Ashland faculty, in 2015. He has experience in the justice system, both as an attorney and as a police officer. Attorney Hedrick practiced civil and criminal law for eight years, in Mansfield, Ohio. Prior to becoming an attorney he was both a military and civilian police officer. He served as a police officer for the city of Marion, Ohio and... Read More

William Haywood Henderson Ashland University MFA Fiction Faculty William Haywood Henderson



William Haywood Henderson is the author of the novels Native, The Rest of the Earth, and Augusta Locke (finalist for the Spur Award, Mountains & Plains Booksellers’ Regional Book Award, and the Willa Award). Since graduating with an MA in Creative Writing from Brown University, Henderson has taught writing at Harvard University, Brown University, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver... Read More

http://www.williamhaywoodhenderson.com/
Kate Hopper Kate Hopper



Kate Hopper is the author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, winner of a 2014 MIPA Midwest Book Award, and co-author of Silent Running, a memoir of one family’s journey with autism and running. Kate holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, two Minnesota State Arts... Read More

http://www.katehopper.com
Dr. Craig Hovey, Associate Professor, Director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence Dr. Craig Hovey
Associate Professor, Director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence
11, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
419.289.5208
chovey@ashland.edu
Craig Hovey teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics. Dr. Hovey received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and his scholarship is located at the intersection of political theology, philosophical theology and theological ethics though he calls himself a "generalist in theology with a wide variety of interests". Dr. Hovey's hobbies include travel and running. He is married to... Read More

Denise Milner Howell Denise Milner Howell
Adjunct Instructor, Voice

419.289.5100
dmilnerh@ashland.edu
Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano, is equally at home on the opera, musical theatre or concert stage. Her solo engagements include performances with Opera Cleveland, Chautauqua Opera, Red {an orchestra}, Akron Lyric Opera Theatre, Tanglewood Festival, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Sounds of Sousa Band, and Buffalo Philharmonic. Additionally, Ms. Howell is a founding member of the vocal chamber... Read More

Ian Hoy Ian Hoy
Adjunct Instructor, Bassoon

419.289.5100
ihoy@ashland.edu
Ian J. Hoy is currently Principal Bassoon with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and Acting Principal Bassoon with the Mansfield Symphony. Previous posts include Co-Principal Bassoon with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Merida, Mexico. Locally, he appears regularly with The Cleveland Pops and Youngstown Symphony. In addition to teaching privately, Mr. Hoy is the bassoon instructor at Ashland University. Mr. Hoy... Read More

Dr. Paul Hyman, Associate Professor Dr. Paul Hyman
Associate Professor
319 , Kettering Science Building
419.207.6309
phyman@ashland.edu
Dr. Paul Hyman came to Ashland University in 2010. He has taught at MedCentral College of Nursing (now the AU Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences), and the Ohio State University. Before teaching, he did research at the Arizona Cancer Center, US Department of Agriculture, Tufts University and NanoFrames, a biotechnology startup. Research: My research centers on bacteriophages, viruses that infect... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/phyman/
ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor
148, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5374
cickes@ashland.edu
Dr. Curt Ickes, associate professor of psychology, joined Ashland University in 1987. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Ashland College, an M.A. from the University of Akron and his Ph. D. from Kent State University. In addition to teaching General Psychology, he teaches Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Tests and Measurements and Child Psychopathology. Areas of interest include psychological diagnosis and testing... Read More

Mark Irwin Mark Irwin



mirwin3@ashland.edu
Mark Irwin, poetry, was born in Faribault, Minnesota, and has lived throughout the United States and abroad in France and Italy. His poetry and essays have appeared widely in many literary magazines including The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation, New England Review, and the New Republic. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop (M.F.A.), he... Read More

http://www.markirwinauthor.com/
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

Erika Krouse, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty Erika Krouse



Erika Krouse is the author of two books of fiction. Her novel, Contenders, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2015, will be published this year by Aufbau-Verlag in Germany, and was a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her collection of short stories, Come Up and See Me Sometime (Scribner), won the Paterson Fiction Award, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and has been... Read More

http://www.erikakrouse.com
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

R.O. Kwon Fiction Faculty Ashland MFA R.O. Kwon



R.O. Kwon’s first novel, Heroics, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, The Guardian, VICE, Time, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Omi International, and the Norman... 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

Alex Lemon Alex Lemon



Alex Lemon's forthcoming book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards will be released on September 11, 2017 by Milkweed Editions. He is also the author of The Wish Book (Milkweed Editions), Happy: A Memoir (Scribner), and three other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. An essay collection and his fifth poetry collection are forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His writing has appeared in... Read More

http://www.alexlemon.com
EJ Levy Ashland University MFA Fiction E.J. Levy



E.J. Levy’s writing has been featured in Best American Essays, The New York Times, and the Paris Review, among other publications, and has received a Pushcart Prize. Her debut story collection, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award (previously awarded to Alice Munro, Mary Szybist, Richard Ford, and Louise Erdrich for first books). A... Read More

http://ejlevy.com/

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