Faculty & Staff Directory

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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

Wendy Cawrse Wendy Cawrse
Administrative Assistant to Dean
101 D, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5553
wcawrse@ashland.edu
Dr. Daniel Fox Dr. Daniel Fox
Chair, Associate Professor
231, 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 Marketing/Hospitality Management/Fashion Merchandising. 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... Read More

Dr. Paul 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

Kris Hovsepian 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
205, 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

Joan 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

Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh
Associate Professor, Sport Management Internship Coordinator
248, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
419.289.5477
lkaltenb@ashland.edu
Dr. Lance 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 Member in 2007.  Dr. Kaltenbaugh serves as the internship coordinator for the sport management major.  He has a Bachelor of Education and... Read More

Dr. Victoria Kaskey Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Associate Professor
233, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5649
vkaskey@ashland.edu
Dr. Victoria Kaskey, associate professor of accounting, 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 Cleveland State University... Read More

Dr. David Lifer Dr. David Lifer
Professor
206, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5241
dlifer@ashland.edu
Dr. David Lifer, professor of 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.  

Diane 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

Dr. Mark Nadler Dr. Mark Nadler
Chair, Associate Professor
101 G, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5912
mnadler@ashland.edu
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. Jennifer 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

Beverly Piper
Associate Professor
236, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5230
bpiper@ashland.edu
Professor Beverly J. Piper, associate professor of accounting, joined Ashland University in 1979.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an active license to practice accounting from the State of Ohio.  In addition, she holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certificate which indicates achievement of proficiency in cost and managerial accounting, finance, economics, information systems and... Read More

Dr. Khushwant Pittenger Dr. Khushwant Pittenger
Professor , Business & Economics Internship Coordinator
204, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5219
kpitten@ashland.edu
Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business management, joined Ashland University in 1987.  She earned her B.A. (honors) and Post-Graduate Diploma in international trade from Punjab University, India,  her MBA in business management from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Currently she directs the Internship Program of the college for the... Read More

René Rawraway
Assistant Professor
234, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5698
rrawrawa@ashland.edu
Professor René Rawraway CEC, CCE, assistant professor of hospitality management, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1986. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York.   In 2003, chef Rawraway was named the ACF Northeast Region Chef Professionalism Award winner.  He also serves on the Team Cuisine advisory board and is a judge for many regional culinary competitions.  Chef Rawraway... Read More

Terry Rumker Terry Rumker
Assistant Professor
235, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5191
trumker@ashland.edu
Professor Terry Rumker, assistant professor of finance, joined the faculty in 1989.  He is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and earned a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University. Teaching areas include personal finance, investments and corporate finance. In addition, he is a partner and sole proprietor of two companies that work with organizations nationally in the area of financial literacy and... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Russell
Associate Professor of Economics
, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5212
jrussell@ashland.edu
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

Dr. Paul Schloemer Dr. Paul Schloemer
Professor
202, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5938
pschloem@ashland.edu
Dr. Paul Schloemer is a professor of accounting in the Dauch College of Business & Economics at Ashland University. He earned his doctorate at Virginia Tech in 1991 and is a CPA in the state of Ohio. He specializes in the area of taxation and has published numerous articles in journals such as The Tax Advisor, The CPA Journal, Advances in Taxation and Practical Tax Strategies.

Rebecca Schmeller Rebecca Schmeller
Professional Instructor
239, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5699
rschmell@ashland.edu
Rebecca enjoyed 12 years of sales management with Procter and Gamble’s California and Arizona markets and P&G's Wal-Mart Global Customer Team.  She led many and various initiatives in team management, resource allocation, third party contract negotiations, operations management and process improvement, organization redesign, training and development, university recruiting and HR policy improvement. Her community... Read More

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