Our Instructors

Industry professionals and professors at the forefront of their fields.

Denison Edge instructors are a mix of industry professionals and professors at the forefront of their fields. With their finger on the pulse of today’s job market, our instructors are uniquely qualified to provide strong career-relevant skills for today’s professionals.

Alan Miller

MarComm

Alan Miller

MarComm

Alan Miller teaches journalism at Denison University. He served as executive editor of The Columbus Dispatch and regional editor for USA Today Network Ohio’s 21 newsrooms from 2015-2022. He started at The Dispatch as a reporter in 1984 and rose through the ranks to become managing editor in 2004 and editor in 2015. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Ohio University.

Allison Ditmer

MarComm

Allison Ditmer

MarComm

Allison Ditmer has her BSBA in Marketing and MBA from Bowling Green State University. She spent 15 years at Abbott before deciding to utilize her digital marketing background and pursue building her content and freelance writing business. When she’s not helping organizations build their brands online with strategic content, she’s with her family traveling to national parks and spending time with her two kids.

Amanda Swanson

Analytics

Amanda Swanson

Analytics

Amanda Swanson is a statistician and (Otterbein) MBA graduate with 15 years of product development experience, concentrated on leveraging data-focused innovation and problem solving techniques. Identifying consumer problems and optimizing possible solutions (products) is her career passion. She has had the opportunity to share her skills with companies like Nestle, E&J Gallo Winery, and Disney and also enjoys watching baseball and practicing yoga in her free time.

Daniel Schuerman

Finance

Daniel Schuerman

Finance

Daniel Schuerman is a financially disciplined, process driven, analytical problem-solving leader with experience in various industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, and Professional Services. Daniel has diverse experience as an executive leader who is energized by long term business strategy, M&A diligence, and integration, and impacting short term financial objectives including cash flow, budgets, and data analysis. Additional experience with IT strategy and projects including risk management, compliance, facility, and infrastructure improvements.

Neil Collins

MarComm

Neil Collins

MarComm

Neil’s passion for education and career development drew him to Denison Edge, first as the lead Marketing & Brand Strategy instructor, and now the lead of business development for Denison Edge. Among other things, Neil is the President and Founder of Results Marketing Group. Previously Neil has served in marketing leadership roles for national consumer brands like Aquafresh, Renu, and Classico Italian foods. He later served as CEO for an accredited career education business and CMO for a major independent supplier of energy to millions of customers, both households and businesses. Currently, Neil serves as a Leader at Innovate New Albany, a business incubator and a hub for innovators and entrepreneurs who are serious about building businesses that are both valuable and sustainable.

Jeremy Banta

Logistics

Jeremy Banta

Logistics

Jeremy Banta is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 30 years of experience in civilian and military logistics. He is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at Columbus State and co-founder of the Ohio Supply Chain Academic Network. He serves on multiple school and organizational boards, as well as being a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. His 20-year military career includes 15 years of full-time service in the Ohio National Guard and deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.

Stacy Martin

Stacy Martin

Molly Queen

MarComm

Molly Queen

MarComm

Molly Queen is President and Founder of Monarch Consulting as a boutique consulting firm in the digital marketing space. Clients range from startups to multinational companies. Prior to that, Molly was in an executive role at Abbott where she led the inhouse agency. In that role she led creative services, digital strategy, UX, social media, e-commerce and marketing systems. During her tenure, she and her team built the inhouse agency from a small production shop to a 145 person, full-service agency that scaled to support strategic planning, brand campaigns and product launches.

Louann Cummings

Finance

Louann Cummings

Finance

Louann Cummings, Emeritus Professor at the University of Findlay and former Fulbright Scholar and Specialist. She was recently awarded the distinction of Emeritus professor. Louann received her BA in economics from Denison University, an MBA from the University of Toledo, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and is a licensed CPA.  She also worked for Root Learning, Inc. developing learning map technologies for companies such as Harley-Davidson, ATT Wireless, Motorola, UPS, and Whirlpool. Her passion is helping students and colleagues, regardless of their course of study, become exceptional global leaders who truly make a difference.

Lauren Burke

Analytics

Lauren Burke

Analytics

Lauren Burke is a Data Scientist at CoverMyMeds, where she builds models and systems that improve understanding of user needs, enhance products, and discover opportunities. She began her data science career in the retail space, developing solutions across several areas including supply chain, inventory management, and enterprise business. Lauren is the Director of Operations of Women in Analytics, where her primary focus lies in strategy and community growth. She also hosts the WIA After Hours podcast. Lauren serves as a Core Advisor on the Midwest Big Data Hub’s Community Advisory Panel, a member of TECH CORPS’ Regional Steering Committee, Chair of COSI’s KINETIC Board, and a founding member of scikit-learn’s Communication Team.