Exceptional Business Driven Faculty

Rather than hunkering down with obscure research that only a handful of people in the world will get, our faculty focus on teaching you. We know that all the knowledge in the world doesn’t mean anything if we can’t help others learn it too. You can count on us to:

    • Engage with you at any level you need
    • Focus on your learning, your understanding
    • Struggle through complex issues with you
    • Invite you to take part in true, clear scholarship and research
    • Study current events and bring real-time examples into the classroom

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Holmes Dr. Paul Holmes
Assistant Professor of Economics
245, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Dr. Paul Holmes joined the Ashland faculty as an assistant professor of economics in 2014. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Science from the University of Canterbury, and completed his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S. Statistics, M.S. Economics, Ph.D. Economics). Dr Holmes teaches undergraduate economics and business analytics in the MBA program. He also... Read More

Dr. Mark Nadler Dr. Mark Nadler
Chair, Associate Professor
101 G, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Dr. Mark A. Nadler is the A.L. Garber Family chair in economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Dauch College of Business & Economics at Ashland University.  He has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a Ph.D. in economics. Dr. Nadler has many publications in the area of economic and financial education and is a monthly columnist for Employee Benefit News where he writes on 401(k... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Russell
Associate Professor of Economics
, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Dr. Russell joined Ashland University's Dauch College of Business & Economics faculty in 2000. Dr. Russell has taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, Game Theory and money and banking. Research interests include teaching with simulations, Game Theory and behavioral economics, as well as economic development in areas with a manufacturing tradition. Dr. Russell grew up in Northern California and earned... Read More

Wasnich Wendy Wasnich
Assistant Professor
237, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Professor Wendy Wasnich, assistant professor of economics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1985. She received a Master of Arts in economics with a specialization in money and banking from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Toledo. Her areas of expertise include economic education and introductory economics.