Allison Ash, Ph.D.

Research Team Leader

BA, Music, Hope College
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Ash is a Research Team Leader at Azusa Pacific University and is the former Dean of Student Care and Graduate Student Life at Wheaton College. Her work in higher education also has included working as an administrator at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where she also earned her Master of Divinity degree.  Allison has several publications in magazines and journals including “The Paradox of Faith: White Administrators and Anti-Racism Advocacy in Christian Higher Education” published in Christian Higher Education (2017). She is a section co-editor and chapter contributor for the book Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, & the Future of Christian Higher Education(Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), and is co-author of the book White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education (Peter Lang, 2018). She has spoken nationally and internationally at conferences and teaches courses on diversity and leadership. The research team she leads explores the experiences of administrators who are active in racial justice advocacy in higher education institutions. She earned a PhD in higher education from Azusa Pacific University.

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