Allison Ash, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Student Success & Senior Consultant
Allison Ash, Associate Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Student Success & Senior Consultant, has worked as a higher education professional for the past 15 years. Over Allison’s diverse career in higher education, she has worked at different institutions developing and supervising many areas of student affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level including medical and mental health services, academic and disability services, Title IX, campus spirituality, career development, judicial affairs, student government, and policy formation. In addition to her work with Credo, Allison is an adjunct dissertation chair at Maryville University and leads a research team, which explores the intersection of racial justice and higher education, at Azusa Pacific University. She has also served as an adjunct or guest faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, and Messiah College, where she has taught classes on leadership and diversity.
Allison has several publications including “The Paradox of Faith: White Administrators and Anti-Racism Advocacy in Christian Higher Education” published in Christian Higher Education (2017). She is a section co-editor and chapter contributor for the book Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, & the Future of Christian Higher Education (Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), and is co-author of the book White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education (Peter Lang, 2018). She has spoken nationally and internationally at conferences. She earned her B.A. in Music from Hope College, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Azusa Pacific University.