Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
René Rawraway
Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management
234, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5698
rrawrawa@ashland.edu
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    

Rossi Alison Rossi
Professional Instructor of Fashion Merchandising
232, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5296
arossi@ashland.edu
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... Read More

Rumker Terry Rumker
Assistant Professor of Finance
103, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5191
trumker@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1989 and teaches finance at the undergraduate and graduate level Certified Financial Planner and teaching areas include personal finance, investments and corporate finance Partner and sole proprietor of two companies that work with organizations nationally in the area of financial literacy and life skills Co-author of two books as well as a developer of interactive... Read More

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

Schmeller Rebecca Schmeller
Assistant Professor of Management
239, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5699
rschmell@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2013 and teaches undergraduate and graduate level strategic planning/policy and organizational development courses   Enjoyed 12 years of management with Procter and Gamble’s California and Arizona markets and P&G's Wal-Mart Global Customer Team. Led initiatives in team management, resource allocation, third party contracts, operations management, organization redesign,... Read More

Stoll Dr. Robert Stoll
Associate Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Chair, Department of Management, International Business,, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship
241, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5905
rstoll2@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2012 and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in operations and supply chain management Research has focused on supply chain management and blockchain Extensive industrial experience as an engineer, plant manager, general manager and technical director President of the APICS Cleveland Chapter

Sullivan Dr. Daniel Sullivan
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
217 , Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5567
dsulliv1@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses  Began his business career with General Motors as an hourly employee at the Fisher Body Pittsburgh Plant in 1976. After working jobs in material handling, maintenance and production, he joined the salaried ranks in September 1977 as a financial analyst Transferred to the Mansfield Stamping Plant in Ohio as a... Read More

Kumar Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany
Professor of International Business, Burton D. Morgan Chair in Business Enterprise
228, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5956
svenkata@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1999 and teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level Teaching specializations involve courses in international business, international finance, multinational strategy and emerging markets Research focuses on foreign direct investment in developing economies, international banking and micro-finance Received the Faculty Mentor Award during the 2004-05... Read More

Dr. Nitin Walia Dr. Nitin Walia
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
224, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5746
nwalia@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and areas of teaching include business intelligence, data and text analytics, data visualization, database management and e-business Research interests include healthcare delivery systems, virtual worlds, online marketplaces, web-design interface issues and open-source software adoption and development Works on issues related to delivering medical services through... Read More

Dr. Hongxia Wang
Associate Professor of Finance
221, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5222
hwang2@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2009 and teaches finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels Teaching interests are corporate finance, international finance, and financial institutions Current research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, CEO succession, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility and financial institutions

Wasnich Wendy Wasnich
Assistant Professor of Economics
237, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5735
wwasnich@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1985 and teaches undergraduate courses in economics Areas of expertise include economic education and introductory economics  

Westerfelt Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor of Management
206, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5692
dwesterf@ashland.edu
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2007 Lead professor for Organizational Design, Development and Change Management in the International MBA and Online MBA Programs and Business Communications in the BSBA Program Presenter at numerous conferences, including the Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University, the OBTC Conference at Babson College, Midwest Decisions Institute Regional Conferences, and... Read More

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