Ashlie Denton

As an interdisciplinary researcher, Ashlie brings her experience in policy, collaborative governance and program evaluation to her work on regional and national education challenges. She is passionate about connecting teachers and students to resources, information and one another, while ensuring that equity is at the center of the conversation. Ashlie earned her Ph.D. in public affairs and policy from Portland State University, focusing on knowledge sharing in social networks.

Part of equity, to me, is ensuring that research and evaluation do not occur in a bubble. I support Education Northwest’s efforts to ensure that knowledge is produced and communicated in collaborative, accessible and actionable ways.

Advisor – Researcher


Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students


December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.