Health Sciences

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Associate Professor
252, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Randall F. Gearhart, Jr., Ph.D., CSCS, FACSM
Professor, Doctoral Graduate Faculty, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor in the 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 specialist... Read More

Dennis Gruber, Ed.D., AT, ATC
Chair, Health Sciences Department, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Athletic Training
241, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Dr. Dennis M. Gruber, chair for the health sciences department, clinical assistant professor 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... Read More

Beth Patton Beth Patton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
256, 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.

No Photo - Female Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Assistant Professor
239, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
"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. Denise is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dietetics. She has been faculty within the Ashland University Dietetics program since 2010, but joined Ashland University full-time in 2013. Her background and expertise is in clinical... Read More

Debra Sullivan Deborah Sullivan, Ph.D., CFCS
Director, Campus Wellness, Professor
259, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
David F. Vanata, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, LD
Associate Professor, Director of Dietetics
240, Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
"Accent on the Individual" means challenging an individual and moving them out of their comfort zone.