• Ashley Gray

    Senior Research Analyst, Research

    Ashley Gray is a senior program analyst in ACE's professional learning division. She is an emerging scholar-activist with a passion for creating equity within higher education. Ashley’s research focuses on the intersection of race and gender for women college presidents through feminist and womanist lenses. Ashley works primarily with the ACE Women’s Network and Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education research initiative. In this role, she creates initiatives and engages in research on women’s pipeline to the presidency.

    Ashley’s research on women of color presidents has led to an innovative research brief titled Voices from the Field: Women of Color Presidents in Higher Education, funded by TIAA. Ashley has authored scholarly blogs, facilitated presidential roundtables, and co-authored multiple chapters on queer student engagement at HBCUs and women in higher education.

    Ashley earned a doctoral degree in higher education policy and leadership studies from Howard University. Her master’s degree is in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and her bachelor’s degree is in African American studies with a certificate in women’s studies from Saint Louis University.