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Faculty in Nursing and Health Sciences

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Carrie Keib
Dean & Administrative Officer
113, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6802 / ckeib@ashland.edu
  • Joined the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences as Dean in 2018
  • Research interests: inter-professional education, aging, cardiac rehabilitation, and self-regulation

Education

  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
  • The Ohio State University, M.S.
  • Liberty University, B.S.N.
Berryman
Dr. Jeri Berryman
Assistant Professor of Nursing
270, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6830 / jberryma@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2013 and serves as assistant professor  

  • Teaches courses on Health Assessment, Health Foundations II, Complex Health Alterations, Advanced Simulation, Nurse Educator Certificate Post-Master’s Program, Doctoral Student EBP Faculty Mentor  

  • Research areas include Nurse-Physician Communication, using simulation to research Inter-professional Collaboration Patterns and Effect on Patient Satisfaction  

  • Other experiences include United States Air Force; Electoral Delegate, STTI Rho-Nu-At-Large Chapter #419; Vice-President, Nurses Christian Fellowship Faculty Adviser; OhioHealth: Mansfield Emergency Department Registered Nurse

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University, DNP, and M.S.N. in Nursing Education
  • Ohio State University, B.S.N.
  • Regents College, A.D. Nursing
  • North Central Technical College, LPN
Assistant Professor Valerie Burris, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC
Dr. Valerie Burris
Health Systems Leadership Program Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director, Assistant Professor of Nursing
276, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6879 / vburris@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing as well as Health Systems Leadership Program Director and Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director 

  • Teaches courses on Maternal/Newborn Health; Trends & Issues in Global Health; Capstone Preceptorship; DNP Role & Interprofessionalism; Healthcare Delivery, Quality & Safety; Health Policy & Advocacy  

  • Research areas include Post Adoption Depression, Infertility and Intimate Partner Violence

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University, DNP
  • Kent State University, MSN
  • Ohio State University, BSN
Patricia Clayburn, MS, RN Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Accelerated Nursing Program
Patricia Clayburn
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Accelerated Nursing Program
175, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6833 / pclayburn@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing as well as director of the Accelerated Nursing Program
  • Research areas include Peer Mentoring, Psychiatric Nursing, Classroom Teaching Strategies, Learning Styles, Communication, Relationship Influencing Learning and Learning Environments

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.,
  • Med Central College of Nursing, B.S.N.
Jada L. Craze, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Jada Craze
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
186, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6846 / jcraze@ashland.edu
  • Nursing experience - MedCentral Health Systems, staff nursing Med/Surgical and Coronary Stepdown/ICU 
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing 
  • Teaches courses on Health Foundations, Advance Simulation, Coordinate Senior Capstone Preceptorship, and Advance Cardiac Life Support 
  • Other experience includes: Missions-Juan Tomas, D.R.; Camp Nurse- Royal Family Kids Camp; Member-STTI Rho-Nu-At-Large Chapter #419, Faculty Advisor-Student Nurses Association.  

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.N.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
  • Bowling Green State University, B.A.
Crum
Dr. Tracy Crum
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
183, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6837 / tcrum@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing

Education

  • Ashland University, DNP
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, BSN
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BS Ed.
Melessa Starnes Damoff, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Melessa Starnes Damoff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
173, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6804 / mdamoff@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing
  • Research areas include Psychiatric Mental Health and Community Service Learning
  • Teaches courses  in Impact of Chronic Illness, Psychiatric Mental Health, Community & Global Health and Capstone Preceptorship

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.
  • Ashland University, B.S.
  • North Central Technical College, ADN
Jarrod Gable, Professional Instructor
Jarrod Gable
Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
257, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6197 / jgable2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Athletic Training 
  • Serves as Clinical Education Coordinator for Athletic Training 
  • Teaches courses on Anatomy, Injury Recognition and Management, Strength and Conditioning, and Organization and Administration 
  • Licensed to practice athletic training in the State of Ohio 
  • Certified as an athletic trainer by the NATA Board of Certification 
  • Certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA 
  • Member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Great Lakes Atheltic Trainers Association, and Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association 
  • Previous clinical practice experiences with high school, collegiate, and professional athletics

Education

  • Ohio University, M.S.
  • Ashland University, B.S.
Dr. Randall Gearhart
Randall F. Gearhart
Professor of Health Sciences, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6198 / rgearhar@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 and serves as professor of Health Sciences as well as Exercise Science Undergraduate Program coordinator and Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Teaches undergraduate courses on Exercise Mgmt of Cardiorespiratory Pathophysiology, Kinesiology, Advanced Physiology of Exercise, Sport Nutrition and Substance Abuse and graduate courses on Scientific Foundations of Nutrition in Sport, Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription, Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning 

  • Areas of expertise include exercise and sports 

  • Research areas include Ratings of Perceived Exertion, Strength and Conditioning, and Fitness and Health 

  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.S. in Exercise Physiology
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Natural Sciences
Laura Gilmore, MS, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Laura Gilmore
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulation Center Director
274, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6835 / lgilmore@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Simulation Lab Director 
  • Teaches Adult Health Concepts and Adult Health Concepts Simulation Lab  
  • Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Collaborative Living Learning Community  
  • Currently attending Ashland University, pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.N.
  • The University of Toledo, B.S.N.
Dennis Gruber, Ed.D., AT, ATC, Chair, Health Sciences Department, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Athletic Training
Dennis Gruber
Program Director of Athletic Training, Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Chair, Department of Health Sciences
252, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5446 / dgruber@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003

  • Serves as program director and clinical assistant professor of Athletic Training as well as chair of the Department of Health Sciences

  • Areas of expertise include acute and chronic pain and qualitative research

  • Serves as site visitor and review team member for CAATE and is a certified athletic trainer

Education

  • Georgia Southern University, Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies
  • Ohio University, M.S.
  • Youngstown State University, B.S. in Education
Hostetler
Dr. Theda (Jody) Hostetler
Director, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
209, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6871 / thostet3@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing and as director of the Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program

  • 17 years, nursing education program experience-PN, BSN, RN to BSN, DNP

  • 3 years, PN administrator-high school and adult nursing education programs

  • 4 years, state board of nursing: consultant/regulatory surveyor of nursing programs

  • 14 years, healthcare: staff educator, director of nursing, nursing home administrator

Education

  • Carlow University, DNP
  • Kent State University, MEd
  • Ashland University, BSN
  • North Central State College, ADN
  • Wayne Adult School of Practical Nursing, PN
Kehres
Deana Kehres
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
277, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6839 / dkehres@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2014 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing 
  • Teaches Adult Health Concepts, Individual Health 
  • Nationally Certified as an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • Practice areas include adult oncology, medical surgical, pulmonary and sleep medicine  
  • Other experiences include: Veteran of the United States Air Force, Air National Guard, Certification Advocate for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, Member of the Oncology Nursing Society, Co- Faculty Advisor, for Nurses Christian Fellowship, Contingent nurse for OhioHealth and Richland Pulmonary

Education

  • The University of Akron, MSN
  • Ashland University, BSN
  • North Central State College, ADN
uanita Reese Kline, PhD, RN, CNS, Chair, Nursing Department, Director, Traditional Nursing Program, Associate Professor
Juanita Reese Kline
Chair of the Nursing Department, Director of theTraditional Nursing Program, Associate Professor of Nursing
110, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6811 / jkline6@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010
  • Nursing Department Chair and Traditional Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Nursing teaching Pathophysiology / Pharmacology I & II; Health Assessment; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Capstone Preceptorship
  • Clinical background in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Critical Care
  • Research areas:  Academic Integrity Among Nursing Students; Academic Misconduct Among Nursing Students 
  • Student adviser to student nurses enrolled in Traditional Nursing Program
  • Served on the Ohio League for Nursing’s Board of Directors; Ohio Board of Nursing’s Educational Advisory Council; Independent Living Center of North central Ohio’s Board of Trustees; Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and recipient of Award for Excellence in Nursing Education through Rho Nu Chapter at Large; former Academic Dean of MedCentral College of Nursing; Served as member on several university and college committees.

Education

  • Kennedy Western University, Ph.D.
  • The Ohio State University, M.S. Acute Care/Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • The Ohio State University, B.S.N.
Julie Lehrer, DNP, RN, Professional Instructor
Julie Lehrer
Professional Instructor, FNP Director of the DNP program
178, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6842 / jlehrer@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as a professional instructor
  • Teaches courses in Primary Care, practice management, DNP scholarly project
  • Research areas include Professional Quality of Life and Compassion Fatigue among Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Lead the first College of Nursing Mission Trip to St. Marc, Haiti in 2018
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2004

Education

  • Medical College of Toledo, M.S.N.
  • Kent State University, B.S.N.
Jill Matthes Reiter, DNP, RN, CHSE, Professional Instructor
Jill Matthes
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Assessment Coordinator
185, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6827 / jmatthe2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing and the Assessment Coordinator
  • Teaches courses on Pediatrics, Genetics, Nursing Concepts
  • Research areas include Mindfulness, as a teaching strategies, Health Promotion and Patient Safety
  • Certified in Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE)
  • Other experiences Sigma Theta Tau, Rho-Nu- At-Large #419, STTI Governance committee, Mentoring Advisor, Faculty Advisor, INACSL committee chair

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, DNP
  • Walden University, M.S.
  • Kent State University, B.S.N.
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Elise Mollohan
Professional Instructor
215, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6876 / emolloha@ashland.edu
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Teresa Moorman
Professional Instructor
208, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6873 / tmoorman@ashland.edu

 

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Dr. Amber Murray
Public Health Program Director, Assistant Professor of Health Science
246, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6165 / amurray5@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2017 and serves as assistant professor of Health Sciences and director of the Public Health Program

Education

  • DNP, M.P.H., M.S., B.S.N., The Ohio State University
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Jon Naylor
Assistant Professor
250, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6199 / jnaylor2@ashland.edu

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