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Dr. Ashley L. White

Education Fellow for Equity Access and Opportunity

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Ashley L. White is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the inaugural Education Fellow for Equity Access and Opportunity with the NAACP.

Before her appointment at UW-Madison, White served as the 2019-2020 Joseph P. Kennedy Public Policy Fellow with the Committee on Education and Labor under Chairman Robert "Bobby" C. Scott. Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, White taught school for 15 years.

White researches the intersectionality of ethno-racial identities and disability in post-secondary settings through the consideration of student and educator experiences and the policies that impact these experiences. Additionally, White invests time in working with school districts across the country to advance professional development for teachers related to special education, disability, and intersectional issues.