Elad Granot
Elad Granot
Dean
101F, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5218 / egranot@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University in 2016 and possesses a wealth of academic and professional experience, including a record of effective and inspiring leadership, proven management and financial skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Has a multifaceted skillset, which includes strategic planning, e-learning and mobile learning, curriculum development, program assessment, policy development, and international educational programs and partnerships

  • Has over 25 years of management, administration, and leadership experience in a variety of military, business, and academic institutions

  • Has served as an executive in large multinational organizations in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Israel and has spoken extensively to diverse groups of managers, companies, and executives around the globe on various business topics

  • Has advised numerous companies, start-ups, and non-profits on strategic marketing, branding strategies, marketing research, customer service, and competitive positioning

Education

  • The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D.
  • Boston University, M.S.
  • Tel Aviv University, B.A.
Berry
Pat Berry
Professional Instructor of Supply Chain Management
211, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5218 / pberry2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University in 2016 and is professional instructor for Supply Chain and Business Management

  • Teaches both undergraduate and graduate level Capstone courses, Operations Management, Project Management, and Organizational Design

  • Extensive background in all phases of corporate management having worked for Lockheed Martin Corp., a Fortune 100 company

  • Participated in the Executive Level Training Program at LMC and retired as Vice President of Property & Asset Management, including responsibilities of Project Management, Finance, Operational Management, and International Industrial Participation Management

  • Expertise in Strategy Development, Business Ethics, and International Negotiations and certified Program & Project Manager

Education

  • Malone University, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, B.A. in Business Management
  • American Graduate University, Certifications in Program & Project Management, Cost & Price Analysis, and Negotiations
Brubaker
Dr. Kenneth Brubaker
Professional Instructor in Sport Management and Marketing
249, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6187 / kbrubake@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 but was a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor for the sport sciences department starting in 2003

  • Serves as the research coordinator for Sport Management and COBE Faculty admissions representative

  • Originally from Buffalo, N.Y

Education

  • Ashland University, Ed.D. in Leadership Studies
  • Ashland University, M.Ed. in Sport Education
  • Canisius College, B.S.
Robert Cohen
Dr. Robert Cohen
Professional Instructor of Management
223, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5743 / rcohen@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2017 as Professional Instructor in Management

  • Is a Certified Business Advisor (CBA®) and a Certified Global Business Professional

  • Teaching areas include management, business communication, organizational behavior, and organizational design

  • Serves as business advisor with the Braintree Business Development Center, an incubation program for high-tech, high-growth startups

  • Previously served as director of an international development agency, as a licensed insurance agent, and as a co-owner of a commercial radio broadcasting station

Education

  • Ohio University, Ph.D.
  • Franklin University, MBA
  • Ohio State University, M.A. in Communication
Fox
Dr. Daniel Fox
Associate Professor of Law
248, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.6331 / dfox1@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2004 and has served in various positions including associate dean and director of entrepreneurship for the Dauch College

  • Currently serves as associate professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses

  • Is an Ohio licensed attorney and certified public accountant

  • Prior to joining AU, consulted for the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia

  • Also worked for the "Big Eight" accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and the law firm of Emens, Hurd, Kegler & Ritter, practicing business and tax law. Continues to consult with startup and entrepreneurial companies providing legal, accounting and operational advice

Education

  • Ohio Northern School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Ohio Northern University, B.A. in Accounting and Political Science
Dr. Timothy Hinkel
Dr. Timothy Hinkel
Assistant Professor of Accounting
221, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5222 / thinkel@ashland.edu
  • Has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in accounting, including Advanced Financial Accounting, Corporate Accounting as well as Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Has published papers and presented at top national and regional research conferences and annual meetings
  • Has received numerous teaching awards, including the Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Association ‘Professor of the Year’ in 2013-2014, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 and the Kent State University Teaching Council Faculty Recognition Award in 2016

Education

  • Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, Ph.D. – Management
  • W.E. Franke School of Business, Northern Arizona University, B.S.B.A – Finance
Holmes
Dr. Paul Holmes
Assistant Professor of Economics
245, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5316 / pholmes2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2014 and teaches undergraduate economics and business analytics in the MBA program

  • Contributes pedagogically to the field, preparing slides and other materials for several national economics textbooks

  • Primary research interests in the economics of professional and amateur sport, including compensation, discrimination and dismissals

  • Remains keenly interested in sport in his native New Zealand

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. in Economics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Statistics and M.S. in Economics
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand, B.Sc. in Mathematics/Statistics and B.Com. in Economics
Hovespain
Kris Hovsepian
Assistant Professor of Marketing
202, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5228 / khovsepi@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University in 1980 as a part-time instructor and became a full-time faculty member in 1981, teaching primarily marketing and international business courses

  • Created the Ashland University business internship program in 1985 and managed the Small Business Institute (then a division of the Small Business Administration) from 1982 until 1989, when the SBA eliminated the SBI as being too productive. 

  • Has run the International Marketing competition for 29 years; this course has served companies such as RainDrop, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hedstrom and Kent Sporting Goods, allowing them to increase their international market share  

  • Started the Ashland University Students In Free Enterprise program in 1991. Since then the Ashland University SIFE team has taken first place at the Regional competition nine times and has placed second runner-up at Nationals twice

  • Brought the American Marketing Association to campus as the new marketing student organization. Additionally, currently serving as the faculty advisor for AU Veterans

  • Started own company in 1977 called Ohio Book Fairs and after running it successfully, sold it to Scholastic and it became Scholastic Book Fairs 

Education

  • University of Akron, Ph.D., ABD
  • American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M.
  • Bowling Green State University, B.A. in Spanish and International Studies
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Certified in Spanish History and Literature
Dr. Raymond Jacobs
Dr. Raymond Jacobs
Associate Dean and Professor of Management
101C, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5931 / rjacobs@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1990 

  • Currently serves as chair of the MBA program and is responsible for assessment and accreditation reporting in the Dauch College

  • Published articles on operations management topics in various journals, including Management Science, Decision Sciences, and Production and Operations Management

  • Made numerous presentations related to operations management, internships, and assessment at national and regional conferences

  • Teaches a wide variety of courses, primarily in operations management, management and management information systems  

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. in Business Administration (Operations Management)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. in Operations Research and Systems Analysis
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. in Economics and Mathematics/Computer Science
Kalamas
Joan Berry Kalamas
Professional Instructor of Management
244, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5568 / jkalamas@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2009 as a professor instructor in business management; taught undergraduate and MBA Human Resource Management courses for 10 years as an adjunct instructor for AU before joining AU full time

  • Spent 25+ years serving as a senior human resources professional, including serving as the Vice President of Human Resources in two organizations, in the childcare, telecommunications, long term care, educational, and non-profit arenas

  • Earned two national certifications - Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management

  • Founded and continues to operate her own HR consulting and nursing home administrator continuing education provider company called Strategic Solutions

  • Received the prestigious Ashland University Edward and LouaineTaylor Teaching Excellence Award for 2018

  • Serves as the College Relations Director for the Ohio SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) State Council; served as State Council Director previously

Education

  • Ohio State University, M.A. in Professional Development and Adult Education
  • Ashland University, B.A. in Education
Kaltenbaugh
Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh
Associate Professor of Sports Management , Chair, Marketing/Hospitality/Fash. Merch./Sport Mgt. , Sport Management Internship Coordinator
248 , Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5477 / lkaltenb@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and serves as associate professor of sport management as well as chair for the Marketing, Hospitality, Fashion Merchandising, and Sport Management departments, and Sport Management Internship Coordinator

  • Areas of expertise include campus recreation and therapeutic recreation

  • Received the Academic Mentor Award in 2006

Education

  • University of Akron, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • University of Toledo, M.Ed. in Therapeutic Recreation, and B.Ed. in Therapeutic Recreation
Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Associate Professor of Accounting, Chair, Accounting/ Management Information Systems Department
215, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5649 / vkaskey@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2008 after 17 years in corporate accounting

  • Teaches classes in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Managerial Accounting, Fraud Accounting and Auditing

  • Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Active in online learning methods and deliveries and has published and presented articles extensively in this area.

        

Education

  • Capella University, Ph.D. in Organizational Management
  • Cleveland State University, MBA
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, B.A. in Accounting
Lifer
Dr. David Lifer
Professor of Management Information Systems
203, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5241 / dlifer@ashland.edu

 

  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1983 and serves as professor of management information systems, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses

  • Teaching and research interests are in the areas of technologically mediated social networks, online learning environments and curriculum development  

Education

  • Ohio State University, Ph.D. and A.A.S.
  • Ashland University, MBA and B.S.
Dr. Nikita Lopatin
Dr. Nikita Lopatin
Assistant Professor of Finance
247, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5234 / nlopatin@ashland.edu
  • Prior to joining Ashland University, taught economics at Indiana University and economics, finance and statistics at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, where he also was the manager of the Career and Alumni Relations Office at HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance
  • Research interests include international trade, corporate finance and applied microeconomics
  • Has presented at the top national and regional research conferences

Education

  • Indiana University, Ph.D.
  • Indiana University, MA
  • University of Durham, MSc
  • University of London, BSc
  • Higher School of Economics, Bachelor of Economics
Dr. Christopher Mahar
Dr. Christopher Mahar
Assistant Professor of Marketing
233, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5223 / cmahar@ashland.edu
  • Served as Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Akron, teaching courses inConsumer Behavior and Marketing Principles
  • Received a number of awards, including Australian Postgraduate Award in 2013 – 2016, the Higher Education Association Associate Fellow Award in 2015 and the Teaching Advantage Graduate Award in 2014
  • Has published a number of research articles and made a number of presentations at international conferences
  • Provided voiceover content for University of Akron’s marketing recruitment videos

Education

  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Ph.D. in Consumer Behavior
  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Graduate Diploma in Research
  • Ohio University, Master of Business
  • Ohio University, Bachelor of Event Management
Moretz
Diane Moretz
Assistant Professor of Marketing
238, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5693 / dmoretz@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1998 and serves as assistant professor of marketing and hospitality management

  • Areas of expertise include principles of marketing, hospitality marketing and hotel front office operations

  • Active member of the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association and the advisor for the student organization National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)  

Education

  • Ashland University, MBA with Specialization in Executive Management
  • Ohio University, B.S. in Communication
Mullen
Sue Mullen
Professional Instructor of Accounting
216, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5247 / bmullen@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University in 2006 as an adjunct instructor and in 2016 joined the faculty as a professional instructor

  • Currently advises AU’s IMA Student Accounting Club and advises the Student Ambassador for the OSCPA

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA)

  • Member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and an active member in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

  • Previous employers include Meaden & Moore, Moen and BDO

  

Education

  • Ashland University, MBA
  • Baldwin-Wallace University, B.A.
Dr. Mark Nadler
Dr. Mark Nadler
Associate Professor of Economics, A.L. Garber Family Chair in Economics
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5912 / mnadler@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1989 and holds the A.I. Garber Family Chair in Economics/Finance

  • Teaches economics and statistics at the undergraduate level and MBA level

  • Has many publications in the area of economic and financial education

Education

  • Iowa State University, Ph.D. in Economics
  • Bernard M. Baruch College, B.B.A.
Dr. Kristofer Neslund
Associate Professor
219, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5680 / kneslund@ashland.edu

Dr. Kristofer Neslund, associate professor of accounting, joined Ashland University in 2011. He holds the degrees of B.S. in business administration from Bowling Green State University, Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark College, Master of Laws in taxation from New York University and Doctor of Business Administration from Kent State University. He is an Ohio CPA and a member of the Oregon State Bar. Dr. Neslund has numerous publications and presentations addressing issues related to taxation and the accounting profession. He has held visiting professorships in law and accounting in Germany, New Zealand and Australia. Dr. Neslund's work experience includes being the CFO of a multistate telecommunications company and a partner in a law firm emphasizing taxation and entrepreneurial advisement.

Pittenger
Dr. Khushwant Pittenger
Professor of Management , Robert S. Jepson Jr. Chair in Business Administration, Director of COBE Internships
204, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5219 / kpitten@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1987 and has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels  

  • Currently directs the Internship Program of the Dauch College for the BSBA degree and also directs the Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon Series

  • Currently active with Ashland University’s NetVUE Grant and Life Calling Initiative

  • As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught in Birla Institute of Technology, Goa Campus, India, in Spring 2012

  • Served as Faculty Senate President and Interim Dean of the College of Business and Economics; has served on numerous committees and consulted with area companies on issues related to management

  • Presented over two dozen papers at regional, national and international conferences and has published articles in refereed journals and local newspapers

  • Her case on leadership continues to sell well internationally through Ivey Publishing; having been in their offering for more than a decade

  • In the past eight years has designed, implemented and administered six-week summer study abroad program for business students – COBE in Taiwan

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. in Business Administration (Major: Organizational Behavior; minor: Marketing)
  • Miami University, MBA in Business Management
  • Punjab University, India, B.A. (Honors), Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade

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