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Ashley Clayton

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Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, 2016-2017

Ashley Clayton is currently an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University.

She joined the IHE as a postdoctoral associate in August 2016 after earning her Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis at North Carolina State University, where she gained research and teaching experience, in addition to rigorous methodological training. She was the recipient of an Association for Institutional Research dissertation grant for her dissertation “Assisting students in the College Choice Process: Three Essays on the Role and Effectiveness of College Advising Professionals in Public High Schools.” Additionally, she served as the editorial assistant for the Journal of Higher Education for the past two years.

While at the Institute, her research agenda broadly focused on postsecondary outcomes for underrepresented student populations, with an emphasis on college access and success. 

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Ph.D., Educational Research and Policy Analysis, North Carolina State University

M.S., Higher Education Administration, Florida International University

B.S., Interior Design, Virginia Tech University

News Featuring Ashley Clayton

Joy Blanchard (MIHE PhD) and Ashley Clayton (former postdoctoral associate) were honored for their contributions to the LSU community at a special awards ceremony on May 4 for university faculty.

Ashley Clayton (IHE Postdoc 2016-2017) and co-author Paul Umbach evaluate the effectiveness of North Carolina's college access campaign in increasing the overall number of applications submitted to the state's postsecondary institutions and low-income student…

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