Ashley Isreal Ph.D
Dr. Ashley L. Isreal is the Interim Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Winthrop University. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Dr. Isreal serves as one of the key members of the Division for Student Affairs. Dr. Isreal collaborates with individuals across campus to actively drive the Vice President's initiatives and the Division's strategic plan forward. Her primary job function consists of providing administrative, programmatic, and project management support in dealing with a wide range of divisional and institutional issues and special projects.
This includes generating the entire Division’s dashboards and quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees meetings and developing Qualtrics surveys tasked from the Office of the President at Winthrop University. As an initiator, self-starter individual, Dr. Isreal developed an educational consulting business to assist higher education constituents. One of her focuses centers on the experiences of Black students pursuing graduate school. The Action Research Collective (ARC) collaborative team has assisted her in becoming more critically sophisticated and intellectually engaged regarding qualitative research. She conducts focus groups and interviews to obtain the data using photo-elicitation. Her overall goal is to find ways to strengthen the educational pipeline for students of color to get into graduate school. Through collaborative teams, she produces knowledge needed to advance support and success for underrepresented students