Faculty & Staff Directory

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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

Rossi Alison Rossi
Instructor of Fashion Merchandising
232, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5296
arossi@ashland.edu
Alison Rossi earned her master’s in fashion from Kent State’s Fashion School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Human Resource from Walsh University. Afterwards, Alison moved to San Francisco, California merging her studies and passion for fashion in positions at E-commerce fashion companies such as Threadflip and Stylematic. During her time in San Francisco, Alison pursued fashion... Read More

Rumker Terry Rumker
Assistant Professor
103, 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
201, 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

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

Stoll Dr. Robert Stoll
Chair, Assistant Professor
241, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5905
rstoll2@ashland.edu
Dr. Robert Stoll is the chair of the Department of Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. Bob is an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management. Bob 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... Read More

Sullivan Dr. Daniel Sullivan
Assistant Professor
217 , 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

Kumar 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

Dr. Nitin Walia Dr. Nitin Walia
Associate Professor
224, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5746
nwalia@ashland.edu
Dr. Nitin Walia, associate professor in management 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... 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, international 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... Read More

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. 

Westerfelt Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor
206, 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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