Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Berry Pat Berry
Professional Instructor
211, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5218
pberry2@ashland.edu
Professional Instructor for Supply Chain and Business Management. Additionally, I teach both undergraduate and graduate level Capstone classes, Operations Management, and Organizational Design. Extensive background in all phases of corporate management having worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation, a Fortune 100 company. I participated in the Executive Level Training Program at LMC and retired as Vice President of... Read More

Brubaker Dr. Kenneth Brubaker
Assistant Professor
249, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6187
kbrubake@ashland.edu
Dr. Ken Brubaker, originally from Buffalo, New York, joined Ashland University in 2003 as a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor for the sport sciences department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College, a M.Ed. in sport education from Ashland University and an Ed.D. in Leadership Studies at Ashland University. While he was a student in the M.Ed. program, Ken was recognized as Major... Read More

Robert Cohen Robert Cohen
Professional Instructor of Management, PhD
223, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5743
rcohen@ashland.edu
Dr. Robert Cohen, Professional Instructor in Management, joined the faculty in 2017. He is a Certified Business Advisor (CBA®) and a Certified Global Business Professional. His teaching areas include management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. In addition, he is a business advisor with the Braintree Business Development Center, an incubation program for high-tech, high-growth startups. He has an MBA from Franklin... Read More

Elizabeth Fisher Elizabeth Fisher
Administrative Assistant

5207
efisher9@ashland.edu
Originally from the area, and now returning after living in Green Bay, WI for the past 26 years to be closer to family. Very loyal Green Bay Packers Fan!  We will be living in the Lexington-Mansfield area. Three children, oldest son grown and living in Green Bay, younger son is finishing his MPE at Milwaukee School of Engineering and daughter is in her senior year in high school. We have 2 spoiled rescue dogs named... Read More

Fox Dr. Daniel Fox
Chair, Associate Professor
248, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.6331
dfox1@ashland.edu
Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the Department of Economics and Finance. Dr. Fox is an assistant professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio Licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fox joined the University in 2004 and has served in various positions including associate dean and director of entrepreneurship for the Dauch College of... Read More

Elad Granot Elad Granot
Dean
101F, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics

egranot@ashland.edu
Dr. Granot came to Ashland from his  position as Dean of the College of Business Administration at Rider University. Prior to his most recent role, he was Assistant Dean at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University where he oversaw MBA programs and worked extensively with online learning. He holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Marketing and Management from... Read More

Carrie Hartsel Carrie Hartsel
Administrative Assistant to Dean
101 D, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5553
chartsel@ashland.edu
Carrie Hartsel Joined AU in 2013 and has been working in the College of Business and Economics since December 2016. She supports the Marketing department through client service, processing stationary and digital signage requests, processing Print Shop account charges and budget tracking. Although Carrie grew up in the Ashland area, she has lived in Lodi for the past 17 years. She chose to come work at Ashland... Read More

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
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

Jenny Homan Jenny Homan
Administrative Assistant
101, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
X5213
jhoman@ashland.edu
Jenny Homan graduated from Kent State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. Additionally, she is an alumni member of Alpha Phi, Beta Omega. She is currently pursuing her MBA through Ashland University.  The positive experiences provided by the Ashland MBA program encouraged her to pursue employment with AU and was hired as part of the COBE team in March, 2017.  Prior to being hired... Read More

Hovespain Kris Hovsepian
Assistant Professor
229, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5228
khovsepi@ashland.edu
Professor Kristen B. Hovsepian joined Ashland College in 1980 as a part-time instructor. She became full-time in 1981, teaching primarily marketing and management courses. She was granted assistant professorship in 1983, and tenure in 1987. She 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... Read More

Dr. Raymond Jacobs Dr. Raymond Jacobs
Associate Dean, Professor
101 C, 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

Kaltenbaugh Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh
Associate Professor, Sport Management Internship Coordinator
248 Rybolt Sport Sciences Center, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5477
lkaltenb@ashland.edu
Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh currently serves as the chair for the Marketing, Hospitality, Fashion Merchandising, and Sport Management Departments. Dr. Kaltenbaugh, associate professor of sport management, joined Ashland University in 2000.  His areas of expertise include campus recreation and therapeutic recreation.  He received the Academic Mentor Award in 2006 and has been nominated as the Outstanding Male Faculty... Read More

Dr. Victoria Kaskey Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Chair
215, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5649
vkaskey@ashland.edu
Dr. Victoria Kaskey, chair of accounting and management information systems, joined Ashland University in 2008 after 17 years in corporate accounting. She is active in online learning methods and deliveries and has published and presented articles extensively in this area.  Dr. Kaskey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Business Administration from... Read More

Lifer Dr. David Lifer
Professor
203, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5241
dlifer@ashland.edu
Dr. David Lifer, professor of management information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1983.  He holds degrees from Ashland University (B.S. and MBA) and The Ohio State University (A.A.S and Ph.D.) Dr. Lifer’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of technologically mediated social networks, online learning environments and curriculum development.  

Paul McGurr Paul McGurr
Visiting Professor
213, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics

pmcgurr@ashland.edu
Paul T. McGurr PhD, has had a long, and at least in his opinion, distinguished career in both business and academics. After graduating from John Carroll University and earning his CPA certificate, he worked for Ernst and Ernst (now Ernst and Young) in Cleveland, Denver and the Netherlands offices. He then worked for a number of retail companies in senior accounting/financial positions. He then changed directions and... Read More

Moretz Diane Moretz
Assistant Professor
238, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5693
dmoretz@ashland.edu
Professor Diane Moretz, assistant professor of marketing and hospitality management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1988. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from Ashland University with specialization in executive management and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Ohio University with specialization in interpersonal communications. Her areas of expertise include... Read More

Mullen Sue Mullen
Professional Instructor
216, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5247
bmullen@ashland.edu
Professor Sue Mullen, joined Ashland University in 2006 as an adjunct instructor. In 2016, Sue joined the faculty as a professional instructor. Professor Mullen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University. Previous employers include Meaden & Moore, Moen and BDO. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified... Read More

Dr. Mark Nadler Dr. Mark Nadler
Associate Professor
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5912
mnadler@ashland.edu
Dr. Mark A. Nadler 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) issues and investment education.  Dr. Nadler teaches undergraduate theory courses and managerial economics at the MBA level.

Parsons Dr. Jennifer Parsons
Assistant Professor
250 , Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.207.6199
jparsons@ashland.edu
Dr. Jennifer Parsons, assistant professor of sport management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University, double majoring in biology and physical education; a Master of Science degree from Arizona State University, with a specialization in exercise science, wellness and health promotion; and an Ed.D. in leadership studies from Ashland University... Read More

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