Associate Dean of Students
Campus Phone: Ext. 5820
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5068
Office: Niswonger Commons, Student Affairs Office
Department: Student Affairs
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville
Dr. Jonita Ashley serves as the Associate Dean of Students with over 15 years in the field. In her role she manges the day-to-day operations of the Student Affairs Department and works to resolve student concerns, advises student groups, addresses disciplinary matters, oversees the residence life, student activities, student conduct, orientation, and multicultural programs, and serves on various campus committees.
Dean Ashley earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Education. Her dissertation is entitled “Everyone’s Doing It. Or Are They? Understanding Student Affairs Assessment Practices at Small Private Colleges.” The quantitative study examined a sampling of colleges and universities nationwide with less than 3,000 enrolled undergraduates to identify how student affairs programs at small private colleges, like Tusculum College, are seeking to achieve best practices.
Her research interests are primarily centered on student learning outcomes and assessment. Dr. Ashley oversees the department’s assessment framework and progress to achieving positive student learning outcomes. She joined the staff of Tusculum in 2003.
Dr. Ashley and her daughter live in the Tusculum community.