Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
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).

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

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

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