Dr. Jennifer Ashton has been involved in business and education for almost twenty years. She has been teaching online for a variety of universities and colleges since 2008. In the K-12 brick in mortar environment she is responsible for implementing and monitoring federal programs, planning and implementing professional development, supervising and evaluating instructional staff, and monitoring stakeholder performance. Jennifer has held the position of classroom teacher, technology trainer, university supervisor, and now serves in dual roles as an administrator of a K-8 Charter School, Title I Director, and adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Ashton holds an EdD in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She is holds teaching certifications in two states: a Professional certificate in Florida for Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement and a Professional certificate in Georgia for Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement and System Level Educational Leadership.
Jennifer lives in Georgia, just South of Atlanta with her family that includes a husband and her three children: a son and two daughters. Her husband also holds two Master’s degrees: a Master’s in Organizational Management and a Master’s in Psychology. He also is pursuing his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. Brian has worked in higher education for the past fifteen years and has extensive knowledge in the areas of admissions, financial aid, and organizational planning. Jennifer and her husband, Brian, continue to instill the values of lifelong learning in their household. When they are not involved in education, their older children are highly involved soccer and the arts.
Dr. Ashton has published a number of articles related to distance learning and has a passion for continuous improvement and working towards making a difference for both distance educators and students. She believes in networking and helping to build a stronger sense of community and minimizing the geographic barriers (which was part of her dissertation research). Jennifer welcomes you to contact her for any questions related to community building, networking, social presence, or any other topics related to distance education which you may be in need of assistance with.