Ashley Clayton, PhD received LSU Rising Faculty Research Award

May 24, 2022 
BATON ROUGE, LA – School of Education Assistant Professor Ashley Clayton, PhD, was recently awarded the LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award which recognizes faculty at the rank of assistant professor who have outstanding records of scholarship and published research.

“I am so honored to receive the 2022 Rising Faculty Research Award from the LSU Alumni Association,” said Clayton. “Thank you to my colleagues who nominated and supported me – Laura Choate, Joy Blanchard, and Roland Mitchell. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the support I have at Louisiana State University to do the job I love!”Clayton Headshot

Ashley Clayton, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree from Florida International University. Dr. Clayton earned her PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis (Higher Education) at North Carolina State University and completed her postdoctoral appointment at the University of Georgia's Institute of Higher Education. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she worked in undergraduate admissions and TRIO Upward Bound.
Dr. Clayton’s research agenda broadly focuses on practices and policies that address postsecondary access, equity, and success. Her work often examines postsecondary outcomes for underserved student populations, including first-generation college students, low-income students, rural students, and Students of Color. Several of her research projects examine college access interventions, college advising, K-16 pathways, and the postsecondary experiences of underrepresented students. A central tenet of her research agenda is a commitment to scholarship that focuses on equity and diversity.

Check out the full list of award recipients here.