Health Sciences

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Associate Professor
252, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Randall F. Gearhart Jr., Ph.D., CSCS, FACSM
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Doctoral Graduate Faculty, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor and the chair of health sciences department, joined Ashland University in 2003.  His areas of expertise include exercise and sports.  He holds a B.S. in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. and Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning... Read More

Dennis Gruber, Ed.D., AT, ATC
Professional Instructor
241, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Dr. Dennis M. Gruber, professional instructor and program director for athletic training, joined Ashland University in 2003.  His areas of expertise include acute and chronic pain  and qualitative research.  He holds a B.S. in education from Youngstown State University an M.S. from Ohio University and an Ed.D. in curriculum studies from Georgia Southern University.  He is a site visitor and review team member for... Read More

Laura Kruger
Professional Instructor
239, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
"Accent on the Individual" means connecting with each student, personalizing content and learning and providing opportunities for each student to become successful.

Beth Patton, Ph.D., CHES
Associate Professor
257, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
"Accent on the Individual" means being there for my students inside and outside of the classroom, helping my students navigate their career path and future after graduation.

Denise Reed

239, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
"Accent on the Individual" means that those we teach are the top priority.  This means taking the time to listen, to put thought into what we teach and caring about those around us.

Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., AT, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator
246, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Dr. Melissa Snyder serves as the clinical coordinator of athletic training.  She has a B.S. in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, a M.S. in excercise and sports science with a concentration in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in kinesiology with an emphasis on athletic training education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More

Deborah Sullivan, Ph.D., CFCS

259, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
David F. Vanata, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, LD
Director of Dietetics, Associate Professor
240, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
"Accent on the Individual" means challenging an individual and moving them out of their comfort zone.