History and Political Science Department Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Christopher Burkett Dr. Christopher Burkett
Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government
129, Andrews Hall
419.289.5686
cburket1@ashland.edu
Christopher Burkett, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2005. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy, and political philosophy. He serves as faculty advisor to Student Senate, and was named Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year in 2008. He received his Bachelor of Arts... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/cburket1/
David Foster Dr. David Foster
Chair, Associate Professor of Political Science
122 , Andrews Hall
419.289.5626
dfoster2@ashland.edu
David Foster, associate 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,... Read More

Sara Garska Sara Garska
Administrative Assistant
134 Andrews, 120 Center for the Arts, Andrews Hall
419.289.5139
sgarska@ashland.edu
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 Health and Risk Communiction (MAHRC) program.  She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland University with a Bachelor of... Read More

Dr. Emily Hess Dr. Emily Hess
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
123 , Andrews Hall
419.289.5338
ehess@ashland.edu
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

Dr. Duncan Jamieson Dr. Duncan Jamieson
Professor of History
113, Andrews Hall
419.289.5895
djamieso@ashland.edu
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

http://personal.ashland.edu/DJAMIESO/
Dr. Justin Lyons Dr. Justin Lyons
Associate Professor of Political Science
117, Andrews Hall
419.289.5709
jlyons1@ashland.edu
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.

Dr. John Moser Dr. John Moser
Professor of History, Interim Director of the Graduate School, Co-Chair, Master of American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
419.289.5231
jmoser1@ashland.edu
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of three books, the most recent... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/~jmoser1/
Dr. Rene Paddags Dr. Rene Paddags
Assistant Professor of Political Science
124, Andrews Hall
419.289.5335
rpaddags@ashland.edu
René Paddags, assistant professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2010. Professor Paddags teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics and regional studies. Prior to joining Ashland University, he had taught courses in political science and philosophy at the University of Maryland and at Loyola University, Baltimore. Dr. Paddags received his Ph.D. in political science from the... Read More

Dr. Jeff Sikkenga Dr. Jeff Sikkenga
Professor of Political Science
118, Andrews Hall
419.289.5625
jsikkeng@ashland.edu
Jeffrey Sikkenga is professor of political science at Ashland University, adjunct fellow of the John M. Ashbrook Center and senior fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in political thought, the American Founding and American constitutional law. He is deeply interested in the relationship between politics and religion... Read More

http://personal.ashland.edu/~jsikkeng/
Jason Stevens Jason Stevens
Visiting Assistant Professor
115, Andrews Hall
419.289.4933
jsteven2@ashland.edu
Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor, joined Ashland University in 2011. Previously, he served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Akron – Wayne College, North Central State College, and the University of Dallas. He teaches political thought and history courses with fields of expertise in the American Founding, Abraham Lincoln, and political philosophy. He received his B.A. from Ashland University... Read More