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Dr. James L Olive

Dr. James L. Olive

Co-Chair of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs
Associate Professor of Education
Dwight Schar College of Education
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010

  • Research foci include diversity issues in higher education, exploring the ways in which social class, gender, race, sexuality and ability shape the human experience (intersectionality) and the intellectual and identity development of postsecondary students

  • Published articles in College & University; the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research; the Journal of LGBT Youth; and Forum: Qualitative Social Research

  • Authored two book chapters and is the co-editor of Intersectionality in Educational Research, by Stylus Publishing.  He currently serves on the editorial board for the American Secondary Education Journal

  • Prior to joining AU faculty, he served on University of Dayton’s Steering Committee for its reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2007. learning Research interests include College students with disabilities, technology and disabilities, access to education and retention of college students, Universal Design, and diversity  


University of Dayton, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
University of Dayton, M.S. in Educational Administration
Ohio State University, B.S. in Education

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The Department of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs's purview includes all Master of Education programs and the Doctor of Education degree program at Ashland University.