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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

Emily Huestis

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Buttil

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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

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Karen Martin

Director of Continuing Education

Alisha Dennis-Brinson

Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Director of Grants 

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.


Allyson Drinkard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology

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,

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 Writing & Communications Center

The Writing & Communications Center (WCC) is a place where students can go to receive one-on-one feedback from a communication coach on any project that involves communication - essays, speeches, group presentations, lab reports, poster presentations, and much more. When working with students, coaches approach communication as a complex and individualized process. They seek to help students learn what works best for them when engaging with this process. The WCC’s goal is to help students become more aware, confident communicators. All undergraduate appointments are offered synchronously (live). Students can choose between face-to-face or Zoom appointments.

More intense writing support is available to on-campus students through a Writing Lab, a one-credit course called ENG 110. Students may take the lab concurrently with ENG 101 or 102 or by arrangement with any course. The lab course may be taken for a maximum of two credit hours. The Writing Lab allows students to collaborate on a current writing assignment to reinforce skills for college papers.

The WCC is located in 104 Center for the Humanities Bixler (CFHB) and is open five days a week during the academic year. Appointments are scheduled online at Visit the AMuLit Center webpage for updated information:


Megan Connor

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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

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or contact us at: 419-289-5411 or

Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE)

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.


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