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Gregory McBrayer

Gregory McBrayer

Associate Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program

Dr. Gregory McBrayer received his M.A. from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Prior to coming to Ashland, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College. He has published articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy and Kentron: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Antique, as well as reviews in InterpretationThe Journal for Hellenic StudiesThe American Journal of Islamic Social Science, and Political Science Quarterly. He is author (with Mary Nichols and Denise Schaeffer) of Plato’s Euthydemus (Focus, 2011) and is the editor of Xenophon: The Shorter Writings (Cornell, 2018).

Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett

Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program

Dr. Christopher Burkett received his M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas. He is editor of the Ashbrook Center’s book, 50 Core American Documents: Required Reading for Students, Teachers, and Citizens (2013), and author of several articles and chapters, including “Remaking the World: Progressivism and American Foreign Policy” (Heritage Foundation, 2013), “James Madison and the Grand Convention: The Great Difficulty of Representation” (in A Blackwell Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, 2012), and “The American Founding and Conservative Foreign Policy Today” (in Modern America and the Legacy of the Founding, 2006). Dr. Burkett was the 2011 recipient of the Edward and Louaine Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award at Ashland University.

Jeffrey Sikkenga

Jeffrey Sikkenga

Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center

Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.  At Ashland, Dr. Sikkenga teaches courses in political thought, the American Founding, and constitutional law. He has published articles and reviews in journals such as the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical Theory, History of Political Thought, Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Markets and Morality. He co-edited History of American Political Thought (Lexington Press, 2003), edited Transforming American Welfare (1999), and co-wrote The Free Person and the Free Economy (2002).

Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Director of Teacher Programs for the Ashbrook Center

Dr. Jason Stevens received his B.A. from Ashland University where he graduated as a member of the Ashbrook Scholar Program. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dallas.  At Ashland, where he has taught since 2011, he teaches courses on American History, the American Founding, political philosophy, Abraham Lincoln, and Constitutional Law.

John Moser

John Moser

Chair of the Department of History and Political Science and Professor of History at Ashland University

Dr. John Moser received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Champaign. he teaches courses on modern European, American, and East Asian history. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is the author of four books including The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II. He was the recipient of Ashland University's Taylor Teaching Award in 2016.

Cara Rogers

Cara Rogers

Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University

Dr. Cara Rogers received her M.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas and her Ph.D. from Rice University. Her dissertation, under revision for future publication, examines the ways in which Thomas Jefferson’s book, Notes on the State of Virginia, influenced debates over race and slavery. Her other areas of interest include the Atlantic World, 19th century intellectual history, and World history. At Ashland, she teaches courses on American history from the colonial era until the Civil War, the Age of Enlightenment, and Thomas Jefferson.

Robert Wyllie

Robert Wyllie

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Economy Program at Ashland University

Dr. Robert Wyllie received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses in political economy, history, and political science. Prior to coming to Ashland, he taught political economy at Holy Cross College. He has published articles in ConstellationsPerspectives on Political SciencePolisRes PhilosophicaTELOS, and other scholarly journals.

Hilary Donatini

Hilary Donatini

Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures

Dr. Hilary Donatini received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an Associate Professor of English at Ashland University and serves as the Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures. She has published articles on Terry Gilliam's films, Addison and Steele's periodical The Spectator and the justices of the peace in eighteenth-century English literature. She enjoys exploring wooded trails and identifying wildflowers, fungi, trees, and animals.

Maura Grady

Maura Grady

Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Composition Program

Dr. Maura Grady received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis. She has been at Ashland University since 2011 where she serves as an Associate Professor of English and Director of the English Composition Program. She teaches courses in film, television, literature, and writing and has published work on work on The Shawshank RedemptionMad MenDoctor Who, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society.

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Nick Johnson received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Akron. His areas of expertise include synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, phosphazene chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, imidazole, and n-heterocyclic carbene chemistry He has published several papers on topics ranging from medicinal application of imidazolium salts and metal NHC complexes to fundamental investigations of phosphazenes.

Perry Corbin

Perry Corbin

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Perry Corbin received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has completed post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia. He has taught at Ashland University since 2001 where he teaches courses on general chemistry, molecular architecture, and organic chemistry. He conducts research with students in the chemical synthesis of polymers with potential biomedical applications. He was the recipient of the AU 2011-2012 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2013-2014 Academic Mentor Award.

Anne Strouth

Anne Strouth

Director of Online Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Programs

Professor Anne Strouth received her M.S. in Human Services with a Specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University. She is a graduate of the State Highway Patrol Academy and the OPOTA Basic Police Academy. She has been teaching criminal justice for 25 years in OPOTA Basic Peace Office Academies and universities and has served as a police officer for over 30 years. She is a former board member of the Ohio Police Juvenile Officer's Association and is a member of the Pioneer Vocational School Advisory Committee.