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Dr. Judy Alston, Chair, Professor, Dept. of Leadership Studies , & Educational Administration

Dr. Judy Alston

Professor of Education
Dwight Schar College of Education
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  • Joined Ashland University in 2007 and teaches graduate education courses

  • 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.Areas of expertise include early and middle childhood education, Reggio-Emilia inspired teaching and integrated curriculum planning, as well as innovative approaches to teacher and student evaluation

  • Is a prolific writer and author, and she is an active member of the American Educational Research Association


Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Educational Administration
University of South Carolina, M.Ed. in Educational Administration; M.Ed. in Secondary Education
Winthrop College, B.A. in English

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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.