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Ashland University Centers

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN)

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University was established in 2004 with the mission of exploring and promoting alternatives to violence in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. The Center has hosted an annual international peacemaking conference since 2015 and sponsors the Ashland University Peace Scholars Program.

Executive Director

Dr. Craig Hovey

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Buttil

 For more information, please visit our website at:

or contact us at: 419-289-5313

Center for Addictions

The Center for Addictions offers professional development for counselors, social workers, chemical dependency counselors, and others in the addictions treatment profession. Ashland University hosts continuing education opportunities and offers on-site training, workshops, and consultation. The Center for Addictions also works in conjunction with the Department of Addictions Counseling, Prevention, and Human Services to coordinate internship sites for undergraduate students interested in the helping professions

Addictions Program Director

Alisha Dennis-Brinson

Director, Center for Addictions Counseling

Emma Kulbis

For more information, please visit our website at: or contact us at: 419-207-4967 or

Center for Community Research & Evaluation Services (CCRES)

The Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services (CCRES) provides practical and high-quality applied research and evaluation services to social service agencies, administrations, and organizations that aim to improve the well-being of residents in Ashland, Wayne, and Richland counties and surrounding communities.  CCRES offers hands-on, real-world opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to develop community connections and increase marketable job skills in social science research and evaluation. Many agencies (especially those located in rural areas) do not have the resources or expertise to support internal evaluations of their social programs or have funding sources that require an external review of programs. CCRES fills this gap as a service to the professional, rural communities.


Michael Vimont, Ph.D., LISW-S, Associate Professor of Social Work

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Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center (AUICRC)

The Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center connects talented undergraduate researchers with a worldwide network of social scientists to help tackle some of the largest collaborative projects ever undertaken in psychological science and related fields. The primary focus of the AUICRC’s student involvement is coordinating global data collection through the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA). The PSA, founded by the AUICRC, is an international, multi-lab system that specializes in the replication of high-profile psychological studies. In this consortium, over 500 laboratories across over 70 countries replicate the same single study in their own locations with the intention of aggregating each laboratory's individual data set into a single meta-analysis of the overarching study. AUICRC students gain a broad, research-based skillset by being deeply involved in all PSA studies. 


Dr. Christopher R. Chartier,

For more information, please visit our website at:

or contact us at: 419-289-5342

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC)

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) is a free service available to all Ashland University students in any major and discipline. Students can receive one-on-one feedback from a trained communication coach or a graduate consultant on any project that involves communication—essays, presentations, research projects, lab reports, digital productions, and much more. When working with students, coaches and consultants approach communication as a complex and individualized process. The WCC’s primary objective is to help undergraduate and graduate students become more aware, autonomous, and confident communicators.

All undergraduate appointments are offered synchronously (live). Students can choose between in-person or Zoom appointments. To book an appointment, visit (you will need to create an account the first time you use the scheduler).

For graduate students, our default type of appointment is conducted asynchronously. In other words, appointments are made through our online scheduler (WCOnline) where students can attach a draft to the appointment. Then, within 24-48 hours of the scheduled appointment, one of our consultants reviews their draft and returns feedback via email. We also offer synchronous (live) graduate appointments in person or via Zoom upon request. To schedule an asynchronous appointment, go to (be sure to create an account the first time you use WCOnline). To schedule a synchronous (live) in-person or Zoom appointment, please email us at


Mohsine Bensaid

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Ashbrook Center

The Ashbrook Center seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Ashbrook teaches students and teachers across the country what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world. Ashbrook

  • Ashbrook helps high school and undergraduate students understand why America is worthy of their study and love and equips students in its undergraduate Ashbrook Scholar Program to take leadership roles in our country’s civic life.

  • Through its website and online and on-site seminars and Masters program, Ashbrook is the only organization in the country that is positioned to take on the critical national challenge of preparing American History and Civics teachers to educate new generations of Americans.

  • Ashbrook offers educational programs, on and off of the Ashland University campus, as well as publications encouraging citizens to develop a deeper understanding of the principles upon which our great nation was founded.

Executive Director

Jeffrey Sikkenga

For more information, please visit our website at:

or contact us at: 419-289-5411 or

Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE)


Elise Riggle

The Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE) at Ashland University cultivates the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources, and collaborative programs.  By offering opportunities for faculty development, the Center sustains extraordinary learning experiences for students.  The Center supports all internal faculty development grants, Fall and Spring Faculty College, the High Impact Teaching Summer Faculty Institute, the CITE Blackboard Organization: Resources for faculty, yearly professional development pedagogy and scholarship workshops, faculty learning communities, new faculty orientation programs, virtual teaching conferences, and maintains/schedules the CITE active learning classroom.

Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE)

Elise Riggle

For more information about the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, please email

Director of Faculty Development

Dr. Sharleen Mondal