Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
me1.jpg Dr. Allyson Drinkard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
147, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5879
adrinkar@ashland.edu
Dr. Drinkard earned her Ph.D in Sociology in 2012 from Kent State University.  She has taught Criminology and Sociology courses since 2003. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Drinkard worked for 10 years at a research institute, evaluating social service programs for juvenile delinquents. Her research interests include adolescent development, prosocial behavior, and juvenile delinquency.

Keith Dull, Associate Professor of Art Keith Dull
Professor of Art
343A, Center for the Arts
419.289.5981
kdull@ashland.edu
Keith Dull, professor of art, is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Indiana University, Herron School of Art in 1992 and a MFA in printmaking from the University of South Dakota in 1995.  He worked as adjunct faculty and print shop technician for Herron School of Art from 1998 to 1999, and, in 1999, accepted a teaching position at Ashland University, where he... Read More

Teresa Durbin-Ames Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
234, Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu
Teresa joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently the artistic director of theatre and associate professor of theatre. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was... Read More

Angie Estes Angie Estes



aestes@ashland.edu
Angie Estes, poetry, is the author of five books. Her most recent Enchantée (Oberlin College Press, 2013) was winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the Audre Lorde Poetry Prize. Her previous book, Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009), was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her second book, Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also... Read More

http://www.angieestes.com/
John Estes John Estes



John Estes’ first poetry collection, Kingdom Come was published by C&R Press in 2011. He is also author of two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve (Poetry Society of America, 2009), which was chosen by C.K. Williams for a National Chapbook Fellowship. He directs the Creative Writing Program at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and holds a Ph.D. with emphases in... Read More

http://johnestes.org
Deborah Fleming Deborah Fleming
Professor
308 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5789
dfleming@ashland.edu
Editor and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press, Deborah Fleming, professor of English, received her PhD from The Ohio State University.  Her books include Into a New Country, a 2016 collection of free verse and formalist poems published by Cherry Grove Collections; Without Leave, a novel published by Black Mountain Press; Morning, Winter Solstice, a collection of poetry published by Vineyard Press; Migrations, a... Read More

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Adjunct Faculty Member
123, Center for the Arts

tfoss@ashland.edu
Terry Foss, adjunct instructor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2015 teaching JDM 133 Video/Audio Aesthetics and, in 2016, JDM 103 Introduction to Journalism/Mass Communication. She previously taught as a Limited Term Lecturer for nine years in the Communication Department at Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She holds a B.A. in Radio and Television... Read More

David Foster Dr. David Foster
Chair, Professor of Political Science
122 , Andrews Hall
419.289.5626
dfoster2@ashland.edu
David Foster, professor of political science and chair of the department of history and political science, joined Ashland University in 1998. He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations and, in the Masters of American History and Government program, courses on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain and the Federalist Papers. He has published on John Locke, liberal... Read More

Adina Fox Adina Fox

, Claremont Building

afox@ashland.edu
Adina Fox earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University.  During her graduate internships, she worked in a state psychiatric hospital and a community mental health center.  Following graduation, Ms. Fox worked as a Forensic Social Worker conducting mental health evaluations for courts and providing court-ordered counseling to offenders.   She has... Read More

Scott Garlock Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
419.289.5134
sgarlock@ashland.edu
Dr. Scott Garlock has taught at Newton Falls Schools, Cuyahoga Falls Schools, Mount Union College and Knox College, and now at Ashland University. Scott served as director of bands at Knox College for 13 years, overseeing a program that included a concert band, a big band, six combos and a Latin Jazz Conjunto. Though only a school of 1100, the Knox Jazz Ensemble won collegiate jazz festivals at Western Illinois... Read More

sara garska Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 120 Center for the Arts, Andrews Hall
419.289.5139
sgarska@ashland.edu
Sara Garska joined Ashland University in 2012 as the assistant director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.  She is currently the administrative assistant to the communication studies, journalism & digital media and history & political science departments and to the Master of Arts in Corporate and Strategic Communication (MACSC) program.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a... Read More

Allison Gibson Allison Gibson

, Claremont Building

agibson7@ashland.edu
Allison Gibson is a new adjunct faculty member with Ashland University, and she is teaching two classes for the department this fall. Prior to coming to Ashland she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, she also works with the Community and Youth Collaborative Institute at the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. Allison specializes in research and practice with older adults with memory... Read More

Ric Goodwin

235, Center for the Arts
419.289.5126
rgoodwin@ashland.edu
Ric recently stepped down as chair of the Theatre Department and celebrated 25 years of service to Ashland University by again directing Equus, the first show he ever directed at Ashland University In his tenure Ric has directed over 50 productions. Favorites include Of Mice and Men, Equus, Cabaret, Richard Taylor's Whistle Down the Wind (North American premiere), and the world premiere of Divide the Living Child,... Read More

Dr. Maura Grady Dr. Maura Grady
Director of Composition and the University Writing Center
113 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5670
mgrady3@ashland.edu
Dr. Grady’s scholarly work includes Composition and Pedagogy and Film and Television Studies.  She is the Director of the Composition Program and the University Writing Center.   She joined Ashland University in 2011. RECENT PUBLICATIONS Grady, Maura, Richard Roberson Jr., and Erika Gallion. “Fan Pilgrimage and Student Service Learning.” Fandom in the Classroom. Ed. Katherine Howell. University of Iowa Press, 2018 (... Read More

Dr. Richard Gray, Assistant Professor Dr. Richard Gray
Assistant Professor
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792
rgray6@ashland.edu
Richard J. Gray II, assistant professor of French, joined Ashland University in 2013. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies. He is the author of Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the 1960s (2014). He is also editor of The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays (2012) and co-editor... Read More

Dr. Richard Gray Dr. Richard Gray

210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall

Richard J. Gray II is assistant professor of French at Ashland University in Ohio. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, Post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies. His current project is a monograph entitled Francophone African Poetic Literature: A Sociocultural History (2014). He is also editor of The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays (2012) and... Read More

Susan Gregg Susan Gregg
Staff Accompanist

419.289.5100
sgregg1@ashland.edu
Susan Gregg is a native of Ashland. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami (Ohio) University, where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Music degree from Boston University. Additional work has been completed at the University of Cincinnati, Oberlin College, Capital University and Ashland University. She taught Suzuki violin and piano for 10 years and... Read More

Timothy Guenther Timothy Guenther
Adjunct Instructor, Organ, Music Fundamentals

419.289.5100
tguenthe@ashland.edu
Dr. Timothy Guenther has served as University Organist and Adjunct Instructor in Music at Ashland since 1996. He teaches applied organ and harpsichord, as well as courses in fundamentals of basic musicianship, and serves as accompanist as needed for the University Choir, Chamber Singers, and Ashland Area Chorus. He holds degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (B.... Read More

Dr. Mark Hamilton Dr. Mark Hamilton
Associate Professor
206, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5135
mhamilto@ashland.edu
Mark Hamilton is associate professor of philosophy and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where he has taught full time since 1985.  Dr. Hamilton began as an adjunct in philosophy and as assistant baseball coach in 1981.  He previously served as chair of the philosophy department for six years.  He has published numerous articles and chapters on sports ethics in books such... Read More

kerri_hanna.jpeg Kerri Hanna
Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Supervisor
405, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5279
khanna1@ashland.edu
Kerri Hanna joined Ashland University as the Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Supervisor in 2017. She is an alumna of the university obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology in 2007. After graduation she worked as a Radiochemist in the ADME/DMPK department of Charles River (formerly known as WIL Research).

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