Ashley Rockwell (she/her) is a member of the Research Data Services Department with an interdisciplinary background. She worked in public radio for nearly a decade, earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Neuroscience and Psychology from Washington State University, has a Masters in Sociology and is a doctoral candidate in GSU’s Department of Sociology. Her research interests center on inequalities of gender, work, race, and health, as well as pedagogy, empathy, and the media. Ashley is passionate about undergraduate education having taught courses for the Sociology Department and served as the Public Interest Data Literacy Fellow for the University Library.
As the Data Literacy and Learning Specialist, Ashley is leading the development, implementation, and assessment of the Get Data Ready! initiative. Get Data Ready! is focused on building data literacy curriculum and programming for undergraduates. She believes expanding data literacy will not only make students more hirable, bettering their individual futures, but can empower students with the tools to understand social issues and implement social change.