Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
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

Gwen Hullman Dr. Gwen Hullman
Associate Professor, Department Chair
, Center for the Arts

ghullman@ashland.edu
Dr. Gwen Hullman joins Ashland University as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department. Before coming to AU, she served as the Associate Dean for Liberal Arts at the Metropolitan campus of Cuyahoga Community College. Prior to that, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Gwen served as the chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the... Read More

Dr. Paul Hyman, Associate Professor Dr. Paul Hyman
Associate Professor, Chair
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

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

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

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

Joseph Lewis Jr Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
419.289.5132
jlewisjr@ashland.edu
Joseph Lewis is the Director of Bands at Ashland University where he directs the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band and conducts the Ashland University Symphonic Band. He received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance (Bass Trombone) in 2006 from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University in 2015. Prior to his appointment at... Read More

Kari Lindecamp Kari Lindecamp
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
klindeca@ashland.edu
Ms. Kari Lindecamp joined Ashland University in 2010 as the administrative assistant for the department of English and the Master of Fine Arts program, River Teeth, and Poetry Press.  In 2014 Ms. Lindecamp became the administrative assistant for English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Religion departments.  She received an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Educational Technology from... Read More

justin lyons Dr. Justin Lyons
Associate Professor of Political Science
117, Andrews Hall
419.289.5709
jlyons1@ashland.edu
Justin D. Lyons, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2004. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, University of Dallas as well as an M.A. from The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Joe Mackall Dr. Joe Mackall
Professor
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5142
jmackall@ashland.edu
A former journalist with a B.A. from Cleveland State University, M.A. from University of Central Oklahoma, MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Joe Mackall is director of the creative writing program and instructor of nonfiction writing for the Ashland University MFA program. He is co-founder of River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative... Read More

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Dr. Mancha Dr. Louis Mancha
Chair, Associate Professor
202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5894
lmancha@ashland.edu
Dr. Louis A. Mancha, Jr. is an associate professor of philosophy, specializing in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion.  He received his B.A. from Rice University, and his M.A. and PhD. from Purdue University.  He is the current chair of the Philosophy Department at Ashland University (Since summer 2014).  Dr. Mancha has delivered papers at several national and state conferences, including... Read More

Douglas Manual, Ashland MFA Poetry Faculty Douglas Manuel



Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa... Read More

Lauren Markham, Ashland MFA Creative Nonfiction Faculty Lauren Markham



Lauren Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers, which won the 2018 Ridenhour Prize and the California Book Award Silver Medal, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize, and was named a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Selection and a New York Times Critics’ pick for 2017.  A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, her essays have appeared in outlets such as Orion, Harper’s, LitHub, The New Republic... Read More

mazzocco Beth Mazzocco

207, Kettering Science Building

emazzocc@ashland.edu
Beth Mazzocco, adjunct instructor of geology, started teaching at AU in 2008. She has taught courses in meteorology and climate, earth science, environmental science, and mathematics. In addition to college instructing, Beth has worked as a forecaster and producer at two local television affiliates in Columbus and as a forecaster at a private meteorology firm in Cleveland. In her free time, she enjoys reading,... Read More

mazzocco Beth Mazzocco



Beth Mazzocco received her B.S. in Geography from Ohio University and her M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from The Ohio State University. She has taught courses in meteorology and climate, earth science, environmental science, and mathematics. In addition to college instructing, Beth has worked as a forecaster and producer at two local television affiliates in Columbus and as a forecaster at a private meteorology firm... Read More

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