Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Emily Hess
Faculty

Emily Hess joined Ashland University in 2007. She teaches American history with fields of expertise in 19th and 20th century African-American history, specifically the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. She was selected as Ashland's Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year for 2014 and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012 and 2015. She received her B.A. in American history at Malone University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Case Western Reserve University, where she received The Jayne and Cecil Lyman prize for best dissertation for 2013-2014.

Recent Publications

“‘It Must Develop Men’: Black Political Leadership and Civic Education In Nineteenth-Century America”, Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, November 2014.

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton", The Renewal of American Statesmenship. University of Kentucky Press, 2016 (forthcoming).

Professor David Tucker in class

Our Faculty

Learn from the some of the nation's leading historians and political scientists

In addition to the faculty of Ashland’s own Department of History and Political Science, the MA program’s unique schedule and course delivery options make it possible for noted faculty from universities around the nation to teach with us. At a traditional brick-and-mortar masters of history or political science program, you will study under a small handful of faculty with a narrow range of research interests. At Ashland, you will learn from some of the nation's leading professors of history and of political science.

Professor David Krugler in class

Professor David Krugler discusses US-Soviet relations in America During the Cold War.

Our standards and expectations for our faculty are high. Unlike typical online programs, in which an administrator develops the course curriculum and the instructor merely follows the predeveloped script, our masters of history faculty are free to use their research and teaching expertise to develop rich, dynamic lessons. Class meetings are discussions with an exchange of ideas. Forget the old “sage on the stage” model of dry, one-way lectures. At Ashland, your professors view you as a professional and a peer.

Each of our professors are distinguished lecturers with significant scholarly publications to their credit. In no other program will you learn from the best faculty from institutions like Pepperdine University, Boston College, the University of Dallas, Skidmore College, the United States Military Academy, Michigan State University, Hillsdale College, and more.

Students in our MASTAHG program will also learn from some of the best education faculty available. Each of Ashland's online education courses are taught by full-time professors in our College of Education. Whereas many other institutions will offer courses taught by part-time instructors with limited research experience, you will learn the latest in curriculum and instruction from scholars with a research background.

Meet our faculty.