Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
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

http://www.plainsecrets.com/
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

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

greg mcbrayer Dr. Gregory McBrayer
Director, Core Curriculum, Assistant Professor of Political Science
125, Andrews Hall
419.289.5380
gmcbraye@ashland.edu
Gregory A. McBrayer, assistant professor of political science and director of the core curriculum, joined Ashland University in 2017.  He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations.  Prior to coming to Ashland, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College.  He has published... Read More

Dr. David McCoy Dr. David McCoy
Chair, Associate Professor
121, Center for the Arts
419.289.5167
dmccoy2@ashland.edu
Dr. David McCoy, associate professor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2011. He taught journalism, film, digital media production and education courses for more than 25 years, including his specialty areas which are new media aesthetics, scriptwriting and historical documentary. He holds a B.A. in telecommunications, a M.Ed. in educational technology and a Ph.D. in the... Read More

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art Daniel McDonald
Chair, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dan McDonald received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and his Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University in South Carolina. He has exhibited his works regionally and nationally with work represented in public and private collections in Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, South... Read More

Michael Metcalf Michael Metcalf
Adjunct Instructor, Brass Ensemble, French Horn

419.289.5100
mmetcal1@ashland.edu
Michael Metcalf is adjunct instructor of horn and brass ensemble. Metcalf holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Ohio Northern University and a Masters degree in music education (conducting emphasis) from Bowling Green State University. Metcalf is owner and sole proprietor of Mike's Music Corner, a local retail musical instrument store, and is principal horn of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. He... Read More

Dr. Mitchell Metzger, Professor, Chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor, Chair
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5008
mmetzger@ashland.edu
Dr. Mitchell Metzger is a professor and has served as the psychology department chair since 2007. He earned a B.S. (1992) in psychology from Bowling Green State University, and a M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in experimental psychology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Ashland University, Dr. Metzger worked for six years as an assistant professor at Penn State, Shenango. He has earned Ashland University’... Read More

http://works.bepress.com/mitchell_metzger/
kelly meyer Kelly Meyer
Adjunct Faculty Member
, Center for the Arts

kmeyer11@ashland.edu
Kelly Meyer joined AU's Journalism & Digital Media Department in the fall of 2015. She has six years of broadcast journalism experience as a news producer, most recently at WJW- Fox 8 in Cleveland, OH. Kelly was part of the launch of the emmy-nominated weekend morning show in 2011. She's covered two presidential elections and breaking news stories such as the Chardon High School shooting and the escape of Amanda... Read More

Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor
206 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5272
rmichael@ashland.edu
Dr. Rodney Michael, associate professor of physics, has been at Ashland University since 1997. He received his Ph.D. From Ohio University in medium energy nuclear physics and his bachelor's degree in applied physics from Xavier University. He has done research in the fields of neutrino physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics and acoustics. Dr. Michael currently serves on the board of governors for the Discovery... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/rmichael/
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor
417 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5962
bmohney@ashland.edu
Brian K. Mohney, professor of chemistry, joined the faculty in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College. His current research interest is in the area of in situ measurement of phytotoxic chemicals, the diffusion of these chemicals in soil and their interactions on plant roots.

http://personal.ashland.edu/bmohney/
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Building
419.207.4526
tmohney@ashland.edu
Trina Mohney received her B.A. in biology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA (1991). She obtained her M.Ed. with a specialization in science education from the University of Pittsburgh (1998) where she also carried out research in the department of human genetics. Professor Mohney previously performed research in the department of molecular neuro-genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys living... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/tmohney/
Sharleen Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Associate Professor
302, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5393
smondal@ashland.edu
Sharleen Mondal is Assistant Professor of English at Ashland University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and colonial South Asia. Drawing on transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, her research explores how race, gender, sexuality, caste, and class shaped narratives of national identity and political engagement for both British and Indian subjects who were... Read More

Cindy Moseman Dr. Cindy Moseman
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
210 C, Center for the Arts
419.289.5293
cmoseman@ashland.edu
Dr. Cindy Moseman joined the University in 1988 as a faculty member teaching courses for the Child and Family Studies major. She served as chairperson of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department for 9 years. Dr. Moseman was twice selected by students as Outstanding Female Faculty of the Year and has received the Academic Mentor Award.  Since 2006 Dr. Moseman has been a campus leader in assessment.  She became... Read More

Dr. John Moser Dr. John Moser
Professor of History, Interim Director of the Graduate School, Co-Chair, Master of American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
419.289.5231
jmoser1@ashland.edu
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of three books, the most recent... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/~jmoser1/
Dan O'Rourke, Faculty, Department of Communication Studies, Ashland University Dr. Dan O'Rourke
Associate Professor
328, Center for the Arts
419.289.5141
dorourke@ashland.edu
Dan O'Rourke is an associate professor who joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. His research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport. In 2003, Dr. O’Rourke co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown. He has also written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt" and "Irony after 9/11." His primary teaching areas include:... Read More

shawn orr Shawn Orr
Interim Department Chairperson for Communication Studies;, Director of the Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence
326, Center for the Arts
419.207.6929
sorr3@ashland.edu
Shawn Orr is the interim Department Chairperson for Communication Studies and Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at Ashland University. Shawn received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication and Public Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She joined Ashland University as the Director of Faculty... Read More

Dr. Rene Paddags Dr. Rene Paddags
Associate Professor of Political Science
124, Andrews Hall
419.289.5335
rpaddags@ashland.edu
René Paddags, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2010. Professor Paddags teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics and regional studies. Prior to joining Ashland University, he had taught courses in political science and philosophy at the University of Maryland and at Loyola University, Baltimore. Dr. Paddags received his Ph.D. in political science from the... Read More

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