Title: Interim Director, Department of Social Change
Ashley L. Pryor is the Interim Director for the Department of Social Change at The Ohio State University. Ashley is from Westerville, Ohio and a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving both her Bachelors of Science in Education and Masters of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
As a student Ashley was a scholar athlete, won a Big Ten Championship with The Ohio State Women’s Rowing Team in 2011, presented her 2014 documentary, “Why the Caged Bird Sings- Critiquing Critical Race Theory in Higher Education” and in 2015 authored an article “Impact of College Athletics Involvement on African American Male Student- Athletes’ Career Development” in which she presented locally and nationally.
Before she joined the Social Change team in August 2016, she was an Assistant Director for College Alumni Affairs at Ohio State’s Alumni Association. Ashley managed, 19 states on the west, with 65,000 living alumni. She traveled monthly to engage and foster alumni involvement and alumni support for the student experience. In her efforts, Ashley focused on diversifying Ohio State alumni engagement by age, gender, and race, both in leadership positions and general involvement.
Lastly, Ashley is an instructor for the Women’s Leadership and Civic Engagement Course and Leadership for Social Change: School to Prison Pipeline. Additionally, she is a STEP faculty member. Ashley is an advocate for social justice, literacy, and women’s leadership development and rights.