Faculty & Staff Directory

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Paige Brown, MFA Administrative Director Paige Webb
Administrative Director
105, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Paige Webb's work has appeared in Blackbird, DIAGRAM, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Vinyl, on the Academy of American Poets website, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Tussle, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in 2019. She received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award. In addition to her role as... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Building
Joined Ashland University in 1989 and teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization Has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects Research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of consumer products with heavy metals... Read More

david west Dr. David West
Assistant Professor of History
117, Andrews Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as assistant professor of History and Political Science, teaching courses i Latin and in the history, political thought, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and medieval worlds Research focuses on rhetoric and political thought in Cicero and the Roman historians and students with a special interest in the ancient world or in the influence of the Classics on the... Read More

Dr. Darren Wick, Professor Dr. Darren Wick
Professor of Mathematics
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and serves as professor of Mathematics and has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses, most recently Discrete Mathematics, Analysis, History of Mathematics, and Elementary Statistics Research interests include associative ring theory and algebra, representation of numbers, the history and foundations of mathematics, and open source software Served as chair of the... Read More

Naomi J. Williams, Ashland MFA fiction faculty Naomi J. Williams

Naomi J. Williams is the author of Landfalls (FSG 2015), long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Zoetrope: All-Story, A Public Space, One Story, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and one-time winner, Naomi has an MA in... Read More

derek wood Derek Wood
WRDL General Manager
215-G, Center for the Arts

Derek Wood is the General Manager of 88.9-FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member in JDM, teaching both Basic and Advanced Audio Production, as well as Radio Production and Programming. He has received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production from Ashland University as well as a... Read More