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Adina Fox Adina Fox

, Claremont Building

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

Kate Gale, Ashland MFA Poetry faculty Kate Gale
MFA Faculty in Poetry

Kate Gale is the co-founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press and the author of The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014, and Echo Light from Red Mountain in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.  

Scott Garlock Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 and conducts the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (which has performed overseas four times) and combos, teaches the low brass studio, music history and music education courses Given numerous clinics on the recruitment and retention of low brass students, jazz pedagogy at state and national music conventions Served as president for the Ohio Chapter of the International... Read More

garska, sara Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 120 Center for the Arts, Andrews Hall
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

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

Dr. Maura Grady Dr. Maura Grady
Associate Professor of English, Director of English Composition Program
316, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011 and serves as assistant professor of English as well as director of English Composition Program Teaches courses in American Literature, Composition, Global Film, Writer's Workshop: Screenwriting, Writer's Laboratory, Literature and Film, Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar: Film Tourism, and Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar: History and Film  Fields of study include... Read More

Dr. Richard Gray, Assistant Professor Dr. Richard Gray
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor of French
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2013 and serves as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and director of the AU in France program Fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies Translator of Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead (2017). Author of Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History... Read More

Susan Gregg Susan Gregg
Staff Accompanist

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

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

david hadley Dr. David Hadley
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
128, Andrews Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as Visting Assistant Professor of History Previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College, and as an instructor at Towson University and George Mason University Field of expertise is modern U.S. history, with a specific focus on the history of U.S. diplomacy and the history of intelligence and espionage in the Cold War era First book, an... Read More

Dr. Mark Hamilton Dr. Mark Hamilton
Associate Professor of Philosophy, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
206, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1985 and teaches courses on Sports Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Bioethics, Ethics, Christian Thought, Human Nature and C.S. Lewis, about whom he has also published Published numerous articles and chapters on sports ethics in books such as Baseball and Philosophy; The Image of God in the Human Body; Basketball and Philosophy; Football and Philosophy; Theology, Ethics and... Read More

kerri_hanna.jpeg Kerri Hanna
Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Supervisor
405, Kettering Science Building
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 Dr. Marc Hedrick
Professional Instructor in Criminal Justice
157, Dwight Schar College of Education
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 after teaching criminal justice for more than nine years, including as assistant professor and program coordinator of Criminal Justice College of the Albemarle and associate professor of criminal justice and pre-law at Taylor University  Has experience in the justice system, both as an attorney and as a police officer Practiced civil and criminal law for eight years in... Read More

Cory Hillman Dr. Cory Hillman
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
335, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 after spending the last six years as a faculty member at Central Michigan University Research addresses how the commercialization of sports is impacting the relationship between fans and sports, the daily fantasy sports industry and its impact on sporting culture, as well as sports video games Work has appeared in the Communication and Sport Journal, various edited sports... Read More

Lily Hoang, creative nonfiction faculty, Ashland MFA Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of five books of prose, including Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award) and A Bestiary (winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's Non-Fiction Book Prize). With Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she edited the anthology The Force of What's Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde. In Summer 2017, she was Mellon Scholar in Residence at Rhodes University in South... 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

Dr. Craig Hovey, Associate Professor, Director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence Dr. Craig Hovey
Associate Professor of Religion, Director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence
11, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2009 and teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics, including religion courses Exploring the Bible, Exploring Christian Ethics, Faith and Society, Exploring Christian Theology, Taking Human Life, Political Theology, and Seminar in Christian Theology Serves as director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence Hobbies include travel and running

Ian Hoy Ian Hoy
Adjunct Instructor, Bassoon

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 of Communication Studies, Chair, Department of Communication Studies
326, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as chair of the Department of Communication Studies Research encompasses interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, health communication, and message design Served as associate dean for Liberal Arts at the Metropolitan campus of Cuyahoga Community College Was tenured associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and served as chair of the... Read More

Jim Hurguy. adjunct instructor for Journalism and Digital Media Jim Hurguy
Adjunct Faculty Member
, Center for the Arts

Jim Hurguy, adjunct instructor for Journalism and Digital Media, joined the Ashland University faculty in the fall of 2017 to teach JDM 333 Digital Media Technologies. He is also an adjunct instructor at Kent State University in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication teaching Motion Graphics for Video Editing and TV Graphics. He has taught at Kent State since 2003. He holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a... Read More