Faculty in Nursing and Health Sciences

Male
Jon Naylor
Assistant Professor
250, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6199 / jnaylor2@ashland.edu
J. Owens
Dr. Jackie Owens
Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of the RN to BSN Program
207, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6865 / jowens2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 

  • 16 years, nursing education program experience-RN-BSN, MS, DNP

  • Certified Nurse Educator since 2012

  • Experienced in curriculum development: web-based or web-assisted 14 nursing courses

  • Research areas include pedagogical strategies, editing/student publication, virtual worlds, disaster response

  • Journal and book publications related to online and face-to-face teaching strategies

  • International, national and regional presentations on topics related to nursing education

  • Editor-in-Chief of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing; scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association

  • Mentor for many graduate students pursuing careers in nursing education

Education

  • Kent State University, Ph.D., M.S.N.
  • Ashland University, B.S.N.
  • Diploma, Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Beth Patton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Beth Patton
Associate Professor of Health Science
256, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5470 / bpatton1@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1998 and serves as associate professor of Health Sciences 

  • Teaches Exercise Science undergraduate courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription I, Exercise for Chronic Diseases, Group Exercise Leadership and Consumer Health

  • Holds Graduate Faculty status

  • Teaches in the Applied Exercise Science Masters Program (AEXS 671 & AEXS 673)

  • Serves as Exercise Science Internship Coordinator for Undergraduate (EXS 493) and Graduate (NUHS 747) programs

  • Received Female Faculty of the Year in April 2012 and Mentor Award in 2016-2017 academic year (Jessica Brown)

  • Serves as Faculty advisor for Exercise Science Club and Alpha Gamma Omega Nu (AGON: Health Sciences honorarium)

  • Faculty advisor for AU Fit Fest which raises money for PROJECT OUTRUN

  •  Holds Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certifications in Personal Training, Group Exercise and Kickboxing

  • Advisory Committee Member (invited) for Exercise Science-Sports Medicine: Pioneer Career & Technology Center, Shelby, OH. Fall 2014-present

  • Advisory Committee Member (invited) for Exercise Science-Sports Medicine: Ashland/West Holmes County Joint Vocational School, Ashland, OH. Spring 2015-present

Education

  • Kent State University, Ph.D. (Curriculum & Instruction: Health Education)
  • University of Akron, M.S.Ed. (Physiology of Exercise)
  • St. Joseph's School of Practical Nursing, L.P.N.
  • University of Akron, B.S.Ed. (Health and Physical Education K-12)
Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Denise Reed
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dietetics, Director of Dietetics Program
239, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5452 / dreed8@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2013 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Dietetics  

Education

  • Ohio State University, M.S.
  • Ohio State University, B.S.
Sharon See, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sharon See
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
174, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6828 / ssee@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing
  • Research areas include poverty and vulnerable populations

Education

  • Otterbein College, M.S.N.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
  • A.D. in Nursing, North Central State College
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Marje Silcox
Service Excellence Project, Clinical Preceptor Coordinator, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
172, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6808 / msilcox@ashland.edu
Stanislo
Dr. Kimberly Stanislo
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of the School Nurse Program
216, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6868 / kstanisl@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015; serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the School Nurse Program  
  • Teaches Genetics, Community Nursing, Healthcare of the School Community, Health Determinants and Academic Indicators, School Nurse Internship, DNP Primary Care II (Pediatrics), DNP Primary Care I-IV clinical supervision 
  • Research areas include: social determinants of health, school nursing, lead exposure and poisoning, pediatric health outcomes, and interdisciplinary collaboration 
  • Service experiences include: National Association of School Nurses, Ohio Association of School Nurses (Professional Practice Chair, Education Chair, State Data Coordinator), Ashland-Richland Counties Lead Prevention Collaborative, NAPNAP, STTI Rho-Nu-at-Large, ASHA

Education

  • The Ohio State University, D.N.P., Nursing Education Certificate
  • Wright State University, School Nurse Certificate
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S.N. Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Mount Union College, B.S. Biology/Chemistry
Jason Straus
Jason Straus MD, FACS
Physician Assistant Program Medical Director

419.521.6854 / jstraus5@ashland.edu
  • Joined: March 2020
  • Clinical Practice Areas: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery – General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Education

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center – Fellowship
  • Wright State University School of Medicine – Residency
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Miami – Bachelors of Arts
Jessica Ungerer, MSN, RN, CEN, Professional Instructor
Jessica Ungerer
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
208, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6807 / jungerer@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing  
  • Teaches courses on Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Adult Medical Surgical, Capstone, Global Trends and Issues
  • Research areas include implementing evidence based practice, injury prevention
  • Other experiences include  STTI , Faculty Advisor, Emergency Nurses Association, Certified Emergency Nurse 

Education

  • Current Student, Northern Kentucky University, D.N.P. Candidate
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing, M.S.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
Dr. Wm Douglas Urban
Dr. Wm. Douglas Urban
Clinical Assistant Professor, Principal Faculty-Basic Scientist
215, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6832 / wurban@ashland.edu
  • Chemistry/Biology Instructor 9 years
  • Didactic Instructor PA program 4 years
  • Duel state licensed and USDA Accredited Veterinarian
  • Veterinary practice owner over 35 years of a medical and surgical practice
  • Presented nationally to multiple professional conferences regarding prevention of medical errors
  • Teaching responsibilities include didactic year anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical skills
  • Research interests include medical error prevention and effectiveness of clinical anatomy lab techniques
  • FDA Stage III Clinical Trial Site Investigator
  • Awards include Ohio Science Academy STEM Exemplar

Education

  • The Ohio State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • The Ohio State University, BS
Vanata
Dr. David F. Vanata
Associate Professor of Health Science
240, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.289.5292 / dvanata@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2002 and serves as associate professor of Health Sciences
  • Also serves as director of Sports Nutrition at Ashland University
  • Board Certified in Sports Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Director of Nutrition for Vantrition, LLC
  • Research areas include nutrition and athletic performance, development and implementation of nutrition interventions, nutrition and behaviors, and food components and cognition
  • Courses taught include Human Nutrition, Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Research in Health Sciences, Society's Influence on Body Image and Eating, Sports Nutrition, Food Sciences, Intro to Dietetics, Nutrition Counseling Skills and Lifecycle Nutrition

Education

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Ph.D.
  • Florida State University, M.S.
  • Richard Stockton College, B.S.
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Amy Wilson
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
/ awilso52@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University in July 2021
  • Teaches: Clinical Skills, Patient Assessment
  • Research Interests: Primary Prevention, Evidence-based medicine and compliance with guidelines
  • Clinical Practice: Emergency medicine, family medicine, rheumatology

Education

  • The University of Toledo, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • Ohio Northern University, B.S.

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