Dr. Ashley L. Brown, is an IIRP Instructor, the Director of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity at Vanderbilt University, and a DEIB consultant for non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education with a specialty focus on residence life, Greek life, student conduct, and multicultural affairs. Ashley’s profession and research interests are related to intercultural competency, art-based pedagogy, social justice education, and liberation pedagogy. She is a skilled professional with extensive experience using restorative practices in the field of education while helping organizations make institutional and cultural shifts in practice. 

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Public Administration from Texas State University and her Masters of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Recently, she finished her Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia. Moreover, she is a certified Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory through IDI, LLC as well as trained in Narrative 4 and Intergroup Relations.