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Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Dr. Raymond Jacobs Dr. Raymond Jacobs
Associate Dean, Professor
205, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5931
rjacobs@ashland.edu
Dr. Raymond Jacobs, associate dean and professor of management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1990. Dr. Jacobs previously served as chair of the MBA program, and is currently the assessment coordinator for the college. He has published articles in several journals on seveal topics, including management science, decision sciences and production and... Read More

Kalamas Joan Berry Kalamas
Professional Instructor
244, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5568
jkalamas@ashland.edu
Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty as a professional instructor in business management. She spent 25 years serving as a senior human resources professional in the childcare, telecommunications, long term care, educational and non-profit arenas. Joan received her bachelor's degree from Ashland University in education and her master's degree... Read More

Pittenger Dr. Khushwant Pittenger
Professor , Business & Economics Internship Coordinator
204, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5219
kpitten@ashland.edu
Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business management, joined Ashland University in 1987.  She earned her B.A. (honors) and Post-Graduate Diploma in international trade from Punjab University, India,  her MBA in business management from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Currently she directs the Internship Program of the college for the... Read More

Schmeller Rebecca Schmeller
Professional Instructor
239, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5699
rschmell@ashland.edu
Rebecca enjoyed 12 years of sales management with Procter and Gamble’s California and Arizona markets and P&G's Wal-Mart Global Customer Team.  She led many and various initiatives in team management, resource allocation, third party contract negotiations, operations management and process improvement, organization redesign, training and development, university recruiting and HR policy improvement. Her community... Read More

Stoll Dr. Robert Stoll
Chair, Assistant Professor
241, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5905
rstoll2@ashland.edu
Dr. Robert Stoll is the chair of the Department of Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. Bob is an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management. Bob earned both B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in operations... Read More

Sullivan Dr. Daniel Sullivan
Assistant Professor
223 , Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5567
dsulliv1@ashland.edu
Dr. Dan Sullivan comes to Ashland University with a diversified business and academic background. Dan began his business career with General Motors as an hourly employee at the Fisher Body Pittsburgh Plant in 1976. After working jobs in material handling, maintenance and production he joined the salaried ranks in September 1977 as a financial analyst. In September of 1982, Dan transferred to the Mansfield... Read More

Kumar Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany
Professor
228, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5956
svenkata@ashland.edu
Dr. Venkataramany joined Ashland University in 1999. He received his MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His teaching specializations involve courses in international business, international finance, multinational strategy and emerging markets. His research focuses on foreign direct investment in developing economies, international banking and micro-finance. He received the... Read More

Westerfelt Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5692
dwesterf@ashland.edu
Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an associate professor of business management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science in business education from Ashland University, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in business education from The Ohio State University.  She teaches Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design in the MBA program. In the BSBA program, she is the lead... Read More