Ashley E. Stewart is a PhD candidate at Ohio State University. As a social work educator, she promotes self-awareness and advocacy skills. As a policy/political social worker, she is passionate about the translational aspect of research, policy, advocacy, and social change. Her main research interests are theory development around racial trauma, and policy advocacy around efficient and intentional federal programming.

Ms. Stewart has taught Introduction to Social Work, Social Problems and Social Policies, and Policy Advocacy. She has worked extensively in higher education on student support and program development. In Ohio, she has also been an advocate for community-based service, including work with incarcerated women and children with a diagnosis of Emotional Disturbance.

Ms. Stewart earned her BA from Rutgers University, and her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.