Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Marc Hedrick Marc Hedrick
Professional Instructor
114, Claremont Building
Dr. 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

Dr. Emily Hess Dr. Emily Hess
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
123 , Andrews Hall
Emily Hess joined Ashland University in 2007. She teaches American history with fields of expertise in 19th and 20th century African-American history, specifically the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. She was selected as Ashland's Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year for 2014 and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012. She received her B.A. in American history at Malone... Read More

Craig Hovey Dr. Craig Hovey
Associate Professor
11, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
Craig Hovey teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics. He is a Southern California native and a sub-four hour marathoner. Dr. Hovey received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of Cambridge in 2006 where, under the supervision of Dr. Janet Soskice, he wrote a dissertation on knowledge, witness and truth-telling that looks to thinkers like Michel Foucault and Karl Barth to show how Christian witness and... Read More

Dr. Michael Hudson Dr. Michael Hudson
Associate Professor
423 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Michael R. Hudson, associate professor of geology, began teaching at Ashland University in 1982. He has a Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio), a Masters from Indiana University and Bachelors from St. Lawrence University (New York), all with majors in geology. He is the advisor to the Geology Club, the recipient of three Mentor Awards and director of the annual Mohican District Science Fair. He is currently active... Read More

Dr. Paul Hyman Dr. Paul Hyman
Associate Professor
319 , Kettering Science Building
Dr. Paul Hyman's research centers on bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria. Myoviridae bacteriophages (phage), a group of phages that includes T4 phage, are among the most structurally complex viruses with fairly large genomes. This genetic and structural complexity allows them to display a variety of growth cycle alterations and even simple behaviors in response to environmental stimuli. Specifically, his... Read More

Dr. Curt Ickes Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor
148, Dwight Schar College of Education
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 Dr. Duncan Jamieson
Professor of History
113, Andrews Hall
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

Dr. Narveen Jandu Dr. Narveen Jandu
Assistant Professor
325, Kettering Science Building
Dr. Narveen Jandu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology/Toxicology at Ashland University.  She teaches Cell Biology, Human Biology and Microbiology.  Her research focuses on defining the pathogenic mechanisms of gastrointestinal pathogens and the survival of these microbes in the environment.  Prior to joining Ashland University, Dr. Jandu was part of the Curriculum Fellows Program at Harvard... Read More

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Chemistry Department at Ashland University Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
120D, Jacobs Hall
Dr. Nick Johnson, Ph.D., is a visiting 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. 

Heidi Jones
Assistant Director, Ashland Center for Nonviolence
116, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Heidi Jones is the Assistant Director for the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. She joined the ACN in July 2015. Prior to this Heidi was an academic advisor for 7 years working primarily with students from the College of Arts and Sciences.  Before coming to Ashland University she held a variety of positions at the University of California at Los Angeles which is also where she earned her undergraduate and graduate... Read More

Dr. Boris Kerkez Dr. Boris Kerkez
Associate Professor
206, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Dr. Kerkez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in systems analysis, a Master of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kerkez joined Ashland University in 2003. He has taught a variety of computer science courses including Computer Programming I, Data Structures and... Read More

Dan Lehman Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor, Professor
312 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Daniel W. Lehman is trustees’ distinguished professor 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 Book... Read More

Kari Lindecamp Kari Lindecamp
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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 a B.S. in education from Miami University and is working on her M.Ed. in Curriculum and... Read More

Dr. Justin Lyons Dr. Justin Lyons
Associate Professor of Political Science
117, Andrews Hall
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.

Mackall Dr. Joe Mackall
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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

Dr. Mancha Dr. Louis Mancha
Chair, Associate Professor
202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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

Dr. David McCoy Dr. David McCoy
Chair, Assistant Professor
121, Center for the Arts
Dr. David McCoy, assistant 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 Daniel McDonald
Chair, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
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

Dr. Mitchell Metzger Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor, Chair
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
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

Dr. Rodney Michael Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor
206 , Kettering Science Building
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