Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
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

Dr. Steven Pool Dr. Steven Pool
Chair, Professor
201, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5932
spool@ashland.edu
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning, labor relations and organizational behavior studies. He has published numerous articles in management journals and currently is the chair of the Department of Business Management/Business Admininistration/International Business/Entrepreneurship/... 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

Dr. Richard Roberson Dr. Richard Roberson
Assistant Professor
230, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5930
rrobers1@ashland.edu
Dr. Richard (Robby) Roberson is an associate professor teaching classes primarily for the hospitality management program. He holds a Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management from Purdue University. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Roberson worked extensively in the hospitality industry. He has worked as a chef for many restaurants, a number of resorts, several different national parks and owned his own business.... 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
Dean
101 E, 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. He accepted the position of Dean of the Dauch College in 2010. 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... 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

Linda Stoffer Linda Stoffer
Administrative Assistant
101 B, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5210
lstoffer@ashland.edu
Linda Stoffer is the administrative assistant to the Marketing, Hospitality Management, Fashion Merchandising, and Sport Management programs.  She also assists with the Ford Lecture Series.  Linda holds a bachelor's degree in Education with a certificate in Vocational Integrated Business Education from Ashland University and has worked at the University for over 20 years.

Dr. Robert Stoll
Assistant Professor
241, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5905
rstoll2@ashland.edu
Dr. Bob Stoll joined Ashland University in 2012. He earned both B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in operations and supply chain management. He has extensive industrial experience as an engineer, plant manager, general manager and technical director. His recent research... Read More

Dr. Daniel Sullivan
Assistant Professor
223, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5567
dsulliv1@ashland.edu
Dr. Dan Sullivan comes to Ashland University with a diversified business and academic background. Dan 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. In September of 1982, Dan transferred to the Mansfield... Read More

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany
Professor
228, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5956
svenkata@ashland.edu
Dr. Venkataramany joined Ashland University in 1999. He received his MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His teaching specializations involve courses in international business, international finance, multinational strategy and emerging markets. His research focuses on foreign direct investment in developing economies, international banking and micro-finance. He received the... Read More

Read Wakefield Read Wakefield
Director of The Burton D. Morgan Center
112, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5039
rwakefie@ashland.edu
Read F. Wakefield, the Director of The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University.  The Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, located in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, offers state of the art curriculum, facilities, programs and services dedicated to student entrepreneurship across the Ashland University campus as well as support to entrepreneurs in the community at... Read More

Dr. Nitin Walia Dr. Nitin Walia
Assistant Professor
224, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5746
nwalia@ashland.edu
Dr. Nitin Walia, assistant professor in information systems, joined Ashland University in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds master's degrees from Oakland University, MI and Pune University, India. Previously, he has worked as an IT analyst at 3M, USA and BayTalkitec in India. His research interests include healthcare delivery... Read More

Dr. Hongxia Wang
Associate Professor
221, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5222
hwang2@ashland.edu
Dr. Hongxia Wang, associate professor of finance, joined Ashland University in 2009. Her teaching interests are corporate finance and financial institutions. Her current research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, CEO succession, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility and financial institutions. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Wendy Wasnich Wendy Wasnich
Assistant Professor
237, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5735
wwasnich@ashland.edu
Professor Wendy Wasnich, assistant professor of economics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1985. She received a Master of Arts in economics with a specialization in money and banking from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Toledo. Her areas of expertise include economic education and introductory economics. 

Dr. Debra Westerfelt Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5692
dwesterf@ashland.edu
Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an associate professor of business management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science in business education from Ashland University, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in business education from The Ohio State University.  She teaches Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design in the MBA program. In the BSBA program, she is the lead... Read More

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