Faculty & Staff Directory

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Paula Aveni
Director of Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5685
Wendi Bigelow
Administrative Assistant
, Columbus Center
5868 (Ext. 1108)
Georgine S Collete
Director of Professional Development Services
, Columbus Center
877.557.9497
gcollett@ashland.edu
Georgine Collette is the Director of Professional Development Services for Ashland University Columbus Center.  She promotes, develops, administers and provides leadership for all of the professional development services at the Columbus Center.  Prior to serving in this role, she served 35 years in public education, all with South-Western City Schools, as a special education teacher, a regular education teacher, the... Read More

Patrick Crahan
Director of Professional Development Services

800.670.0395
ashland@greatoaks.com
Patrick Crahan is making the transition to Ashland University after a successful career in public education as a teacher and principal, mostly in southwestern Ohio. Crahan was a principal in the West Clermont Local Schools for 16 years. In addition, he also taught at West Clermont, Indian Hill, Milford, Aurora and Hudson schools. In his new role, Crahan will lead the professional development efforts out of the... Read More

John Dowdell
Director of Gill Center for Business Economic Education
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5732
Sandra Evans
Administrative Assistant
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5026
Jim Flanigan
Director of Professional Development Services
, Elyria Center UC
5668 (Ext. 7507)
Jim Flanigan is the Director of Professional Development Services at the Elyria Center of Ashland University. Jim has completed 38 years in public education with Lorain City chools and Avon Lake City Schools. During that time he has worked as a teacher of gifted students, served as a curriculum coordinator and spent 22 years as a building principal. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Slippery Rock University and... Read More

Karen Ford
Coordinator of Grafton Correctional Institute
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
440.748.5732
Sarah Graham
Administrative Assistant
, Southwest Center
800.670.0395
Misty Green
Site Director of the Richland Correctional Institute
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.526.2100
Russel Harris
Director of Economic Education
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5868/1140
Susan Jones
Administrative Assistant
, Elyria Center UC
5668 (Ext. 4081)
Dr. Dwight McElfresh
Dean of the Founders School of Continuing Education


dmcelfre@ashland.edu
Dwight McElfresh is the Dean of the Founders School of Continuing Education at Ashland University. Prior to serving in this role, he served five years as the Executive Director of Professional Development Services for Ashland University. Prior to joining Ashland University, Dr. McElfresh served 31 years in public education as interim superintendent of the Ashland City Schools, assistant superintendent, director of... Read More

Eugene P. Linton Ph.D.
Executive Director of Professional Development, Director of the Telego Center for Educational Improvement

800.882.1548
elinton@ashland.edu
Gene comes to Ashland University as the Director of Professional Development Services after 36 years of experience as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in K-12 administration. Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Elementary and Special Education.  He completed his master and doctorate programs at Bowling Green State University.  Over the years he has been an adjunct instructor in... Read More

Jim Quatman
Director of Professional Development Services
, Southwest Center
800.670.0395
Jim Quatman has been the Director of Professional Development Services at the Southwest Center for Ashland University since January of 2008. He accepted this position after retiring from public education for 30 years. In Jim's final public school position he served for eight and a half years as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources with the Milford Schools. Prior to that assignment he was the principal at... Read More

Dale Sevin
Administrative Assistant
305, Founders Hall
5350
John Sikula
Director of Adult Studies & Veteran Services


jsikula@ashland.edu
John Sikula is Director of Adult Studies & Veteran Services.  He was formerly Vice President for Regional Centers and Outreach.  He was an Education Dean for 25 years, previously serving in this capacity at Indiana University Northwest (1976-84), California State University, Long Beach (1984-95), National University (1995-97), and Ashland University (1998-2001).  Dr. Sikula is former President of the national... Read More

Linda Spencer
Program Director
109, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
5685
Sue Spicer
Assistant to the Dean
206, Founders Hall
6945
Paul Stellar
Director of Professional Development Services
, Stark Center
800.723.7655
pstellar@ashland.edu
Paul Stellar is the Director of Professional Development Services and Master of Education programs for the Ashland University Stark Center, as well as director of the facilities. In over 30 years of public education, Paul has served as a curriculum consultant, Ohio Improvement Facilitator, Regional School Improvement Facilitator, Title I School Support Team Facilitator, secondary curriculum supervisor, middle school... Read More

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