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.
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