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


  • 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