Dr. Judy Alston

Chair, Professor, Department of Leadership Studies
Dwight Schar College of Education
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Dr. Judy A. Alston, Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2007. Her research foci include Black female school superintendents; the exploration of how the intersections of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual diversity and ability affect leaders; tempered radicals; servant leadership; and black LGBT issues in educational leadership. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Master of Education in Secondary Education both from the University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Arts in English from Winthrop College. She is a prolific writer and author, and she is an active member of the American Educational Research Association.

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