Faculty & Staff Directory

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Kirstin Chen, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty Kirstin Chen



Kirstin Chen‘s new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, has been named a Most Anticipated Upcoming Book by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle, among others. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. She was the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore, and has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley... Read More

Maggie Cogar Maggie Cogar
Professional Instructor
138, Center for the Arts
419.289.5355
mcogar@ashland.edu
Maggie Cogar, professional instructor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Communication and Information with a focus in Mass Media from Kent State University. While attending Kent State University to obtain her doctorate, she taught journalism courses as an adjunct and served as a research assistant in the Center for Scholastic... Read More

Brian Conn, Ashland MFA Fiction Faculty Brian Conn



Brian Conn is the author of The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season, which won the Bard Fiction Prize and appeared on Amazon.com’s list of the top ten science fiction and fantasy books of the year. His short fiction has appeared in The Year's Best Weird Fiction, Conjunctions, Unstuck, The Cincinnati Review, and Greatest Uncommon Denominator, among other journals. He co-founded, and for seven... Read More

Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor
420 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5269
pcorbin@ashland.edu
Dr. Perry Corbin, professor of chemistry, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2001. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Ph.D. in chemistry with a specialization in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia. At Ashland University, Dr. Corbin enjoys teaching a variety of courses as... Read More

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Dr. Rebecca Corbin Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor, Chair
416 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu
Dr. Rebecca Corbin, professor of chemistry, joined Ashland University in 2001. She was named Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year in 2003 and received a national undergraduate teaching award from Iota Sigma Pi in 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science from Alderson-Broaddus College and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Russell Craig Dr. Russell Craig
Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice
114, Andrews Hall
419.289.5340
rcraig1@ashland.edu
Dr. Russell Craig, professor emeritus of criminal justice, came to Ashland University in 1985 for the purpose of creating a program and major in criminal justice and served as program director and department chair for the past 24 years. He recently left the administrative areas of the program to teach full-time and continues to supervise the department’s internships. He earned an M. A. in sociology, specializing in... Read More

Dolly Crawford Dr. Dolly Crawford
Assistant Professor
325, Kettering Science Building
419.289.5942
dcrawfo9@ashland.edu
Members of the Crawford Lab explore a variety of questions related to wildlife ecology and animal physiology. Research conducted in our lab is suited to student researchers that are pursuing careers in wildlife sciences, veterinary practice, or human medicine.  We test hypotheses using the latest technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) to map wild animal populations, GoPro video camera... Read More

Gary Davis Gary Davis
Adjunct Instructor, Trumpet

419.289.5100
gdavis6@ashland.edu
Gary Davis is principal trumpet with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, principal trumpet with the Erie Philharmonic and a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra trumpet section. He has also performed and recorded with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony/Pops. Other performance opportunities have been with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Band, and the Wheeling Symphony. He also... Read More

Teresa Davis Teresa Davis

, Claremont Building

tdavis3@ashland.edu
Professor Teresa Davis has been an adjunct faculty member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, now Social Work & Family Studies, at Ashland University since 2009, teaching Marriage and Family Relationships. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the Midwest Counseling Program of Ashland Seminary since 1999, teaching Marriage and Family Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, and... Read More

Dr. Doug Dawson Dr. Doug Dawson
Professor
318 , Kettering Science Building
419.289.5277
ddawson2@ashland.edu
Douglas A. Dawson, a professor of biology and toxicology, has been at Ashland University since 1993. He holds a B.A. in biology from Transylvania University, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from Oklahoma State University. He currently teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, advanced human physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, and also conducts research in toxicology.

Dr. Sue Dickson Dr. Sue Dickson
Associate Professor
12, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
419.289.5561
sdickso2@ashland.edu
Sue Dickson teaches primarily in the area of practical theology. She is an ordained Presbyterian minister. After earning her B.A., she lived in El Salvador where she worked as a film producer. When she returned to the states, she served the Presbytery of Winnebago as a hunger action enabler, worked as a translator (Spanish/English) and taught English to immigrants. From 1986-1992, Dr. Dickson served as pastor in... Read More

Dr. Jenna Dolhi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Jenna Dolhi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
130, Kettering Science Building
419.207.6215
jdolhi@ashland.edu
Dr. Jenna Dolhi is joining the Department of Biology and Toxicology as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She will be teaching Human Biology, Nursing Microbiology, and Cell Biology. She earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Miami University and a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology from Shippensburg University. Her dissertation research was on cold adaptation of photosynthetic green... Read More

Hilary Donatini Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, Associate Professor of English
117, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5224
hdonatin@ashland.edu
Born and raised in Bucyrus, Ohio, Hilary Teynor Donatini earned a B.A. at The College of Wooster in 1998, went on to The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and finished a Ph.D. there in 2006. Donatini taught at both UW-Madison and a UW branch campus before joining Ashland's English Department. She is the chair of the English Department. Publications: "'Something for an Executive': Satire in Terry Gilliam's Brazil." ... Read More

me1.jpg Dr. Allyson Drinkard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
147, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5879
adrinkar@ashland.edu
Dr. Drinkard earned her Ph.D in Sociology in 2012 from Kent State University.  She has taught Criminology and Sociology courses since 2003. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Drinkard worked for 10 years at a research institute, evaluating social service programs for juvenile delinquents. Her research interests include adolescent development, prosocial behavior, and juvenile delinquency.

Keith Dull, Associate Professor of Art Keith Dull
Professor of Art
343A, Center for the Arts
419.289.5981
kdull@ashland.edu
Keith Dull, professor of art, is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Indiana University, Herron School of Art in 1992 and a MFA in printmaking from the University of South Dakota in 1995.  He worked as adjunct faculty and print shop technician for Herron School of Art from 1998 to 1999, and, in 1999, accepted a teaching position at Ashland University, where he... Read More

Teresa Durbin-Ames Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
234, Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu
Teresa joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently the artistic director of theatre and associate professor of theatre. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was... Read More

Deborah Fleming Deborah Fleming
Professor
308 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5789
dfleming@ashland.edu
Editor and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press, Deborah Fleming, professor of English, received her PhD from The Ohio State University.  Her books include Into a New Country, a 2016 collection of free verse and formalist poems published by Cherry Grove Collections; Without Leave, a novel published by Black Mountain Press; Morning, Winter Solstice, a collection of poetry published by Vineyard Press; Migrations, a... Read More

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Adjunct Faculty Member
123, Center for the Arts

tfoss@ashland.edu
Terry Foss, adjunct instructor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2015 teaching JDM 133 Video/Audio Aesthetics and, in 2016, JDM 103 Introduction to Journalism/Mass Communication. She previously taught as a Limited Term Lecturer for nine years in the Communication Department at Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She holds a B.A. in Radio and Television... Read More

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

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