Dr. Kenneth Brubaker
Professional Instructor in Sport Management and Marketing
249, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6187 /
  • 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


  • Ashland University, Ed.D. in Leadership Studies
  • Ashland University, M.Ed. in Sport Education
  • Canisius College, B.S.
Dr. Daniel Fox
Associate Professor of Law
248, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.6331 /
  • 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


  • 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 /
  • 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


  • Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, Ph.D. – Management
  • W.E. Franke School of Business, Northern Arizona University, B.S.B.A – Finance
Dr. Paul Holmes
Assistant Professor of Economics
245, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5316 /
  • 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


  • 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
Kris Hovsepian
Assistant Professor of Marketing
202, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5228 /
  • 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 


  • 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 /
  • 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  


  • 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
Joan Berry Kalamas
Professional Instructor of Management
244, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5568 /
  • 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


  • Ohio State University, M.A. in Professional Development and Adult Education
  • Ashland University, B.A. in Education
Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh
Associate Professor of Sport Management , Chair, Marketing/Hospitality/Fash. Merch./Sport Mgt. , Sport Management Internship Coordinator
248 , Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5477 /
  • 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


  • 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 /
  • 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.



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


  • 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  


  • 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 /
  • 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


  • 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 /
  • 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


  • 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
Diane Moretz
Assistant Professor of Marketing
238, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5693 /
  • 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)  


  • Ashland University, MBA with Specialization in Executive Management
  • Ohio University, B.S. in Communication
Sue Mullen
Professional Instructor of Accounting
216, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5247 /
  • 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



  • 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 /
  • 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


  • Iowa State University, Ph.D. in Economics
  • Bernard M. Baruch College, B.B.A.
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 /
  • 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


  • 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
Rene Rawraway
René Rawraway
Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management
234, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5698 /
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1986 and leads the Hospitality Management area

  • Named the ACF Northeast Region Chef Professionalism Award winner in 2003

  • Currently serving as the ACF Northeast Region Ethics Chair

  • Serves on the Team Cuisine advisory board and is a judge for many regional culinary competitions    


  • Culinary Institute of America, A.O.S.
  • Ashland University, MBA and B.S.B.A.
Alison Rossi
Professional Instructor of Fashion Merchandising
232, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5296 /
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and teaches fashion merchandising courses at the undergraduate level

  • Merged her studies and passion for fashion in positions at E-commerce fashion companies such as Threadflip and Stylematic in San Francisco

  • Pursued fashion blogging while in San Francisco and has continued since returning to Ohio

  • Her blog, Nowherestyle, was her inspiration for thesis study, Key Elements for Sustaining and Enhancing Influence for Fashion Bloggers

  • Featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Style Section for her blogging and fashion contribution

  • Faculty member of the Year 2018: Leadership & Service Award; Outstanding Faculty Member 2016: Inter-fraternity Council & Panhellenic Council; Academic Adviser for Fashion in Action Organization (FAO); Co-academic adviser for COBE Learning Living Community (LLC)


  • Kent State University, M.A. in Fashion
  • Walsh University, B.A. in Business Management and Human Resource
LaToya Russell
Dr. LaToya Russell
Assistant Professor of Marketing
221, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5734 /
  • Joined Ashland University in Fall 2020.
  • Prior to joining Ashland University, spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry as well as worked as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University and Kent State University
  • Has published a number of research articles and presented at conferences
  • Research interests include business ethics, marketing, and international business


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, Doctor of Business Administration
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, Master of Business Administration
  • University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Certified Project Manager, Project Management Institute
Dr. Jeffrey Russel
Dr. Jeffrey Russell
Associate Professor of Economics
201, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5212 /
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and teaches undergraduate and grade level 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

  • Worked for 12 years in commercial banking for a variety of banks in Chicago, Sacramento and South Bend, Ind.


  • University of Oregon, Ph.D. in Economics
  • Northwestern University, MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting
  • University of California at Davis, B.S. in Economics and International Relations