Philosophy Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Lindsay Brandon-Smith
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Lindsay Brandon-Smith joined Ashland University in 2018 as the administrative assistant for English, Foreign Language, Philosophy and Religion departments. She lives in Ashland with her husband and daughter.

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

Dr. Mancha Dr. Louis Mancha
Chair, Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy
202, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 and serves as chair of the Department of Philosophy Has taught 13 different courses, four of which have variable preparations (Phil 208, Phil 204, Phil 350 (Science as a Cultural Force, an interdisciplinary course which is team taught with a member of the science faculty) and Phil 450: Great Philosophers) Specializes in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of... Read More

William Vaughan core director philosophy academic excellence logic Dr. William Vaughan
Professor of Philosophy
208, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1995 and serves as professor of Philosophy. Chaired the department at Ashland University from 2001-2014 and also served as university core director from 2009-2016. Main area of research is in post-Kantian Continental philosophy Has presented over 40 professional papers at conferences such as the American Philosophical Association, the Ohio Philosophical Association, the West... Read More