“Faculty mentors engage students in implementing course work and research at their work site; librarian mentors work with individual students in utilizing the latest technology in conducting research; and the student cohort concept enhances the development of mutual support and serves to build a climate of community among students and faculty.”
— Dr. Judy A. Alston, Chair - Leadership Studies
Judy A. Alston, Professor & 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.