Foreign Languages Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. William Cummins Dr. William Cummins
Associate Professor
216 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5122
wcummins@ashland.edu
Dr. William R. Cummins, associate professor of foreign languages, joined Ashland University in 1994. He specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature. In his research, he studies the sacramental plays of the 17th century Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca. He advises the Gamma Tau chapter of Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society and Spanish Club. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish... Read More

Richard Gray Dr. Richard Gray
Assistant Professor
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792
rgray6@ashland.edu
Richard J. Gray II, assistant professor of French, joined Ashland University in 2013. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies. He is the author of Francophone African Poetry and Drama: A Cultural History since the 1960s (2014). He is also editor of The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays (2012) and co-editor... Read More

Kari Lindecamp Kari Lindecamp
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
klindeca@ashland.edu
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. Jennifer Rathbun Dr. Jennifer Rathbun
Chair
212, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5121
jrathbun@ashland.edu
Jennifer Rathbun has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in contemporary Latin American literature and is currently an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the department of foreign languages at Ashland University in Ohio. The Bitter Oleander Press published her translation of the poetry collection "Afterglow/Tras el rayo" by world renowned Mexican author Alberto Blanco in June 2011. In 2009, she published... Read More

Schmidt-Rinehart Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart
Professor
214 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5131
bschmidt@ashland.edu
Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart earned a B.A. in Spanish and membership in Phi Beta Kappa at Ohio University, a M.Ed. from Ashland University, and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the Ohio State University.    She was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student in Education at AU when she received her M.Ed., was one of the first two recipients of the Taylor Teaching Award in 1987, and received the Ed Allen... Read More