Ashley Stone

Ashley Stone
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Ashley Stone is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University. Her research focuses on rural students in higher education. She works to disrupt monolithic notions of what it means to be rural by highlighting the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity that is often overlooked in rural communities. She also uses a critical approach to her work in an effort combat deficit perspectives associated with rural students and to uncover the unique skills and resources that they bring into college. Dr. Stone has also conducted research examining the impact of service learning courses on first-year students and has worked collaboratively with Dr. Taryn Ozuna Allen on her work exploring the experiences of Latinx Students attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities.

Prior to transitioning into a faculty role, Dr. Stone worked for over a decade in a variety of Student Affairs roles, including full-time the Director for New Student Services and Student Support at Southern Methodist University and as an Assistant Director for Student Access, Transition, and Success at Purdue University. She began her career in Multicultural Affairs while earning her master’s degree at Baylor University and worked in service-learning and community engagement initiatives while pursuing her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. These past experiences help Dr. Stone bridge the divide that too often exists between the academic and student affairs divisions on university and college campuses by informing her work both in the classroom and her research agenda.

Education
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
M.S.Ed., Baylor University
B.A., Baylor University

Publications

Stone, A. N. (In Press) Small town values: How Understanding the Values of Rural Students can Influence Recruitment Strategies. College & University.

Stone, A. N. (2018). Looking back and pressing forward: Lessons for today found in the story of Barbara Smith Conrad. Texas Education Review, 6(1), 113-131. doi:10.15781/T21N7Z47B

Reddick, R., Johnson, E., Jones, A., Lowe, T., Stone, A. N., & Thomas, J. (2017). Resilience, reconciliation, and redemption: An initial historical sketch of pioneering Black students in the Plan II Honors Program. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council - Online Archive. (551), 79-108.

Stone, A.N. (2017). Rural students and higher education: An overview of challenges and opportunities. Texas Education Review. 5(1), 1-9.

Stone, A. N. & Lowe, T. (2017). Diversity, interaction, service, and reflection: Integrating multiple high-impact practices in the first-year seminar. In T. Skipper (Ed.), What Makes the First-Year Seminar High Impact?: An Exploration of Effective Educational Practices. (pp. 131-134). Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Allen, T. O. & Stone, A. N. (2016). Degrees of transition: Latino students’ experiences in a Texas HBCU. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 53(4), 378-390.