Faculty Profile for Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd

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Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd
Associate Professor — Org, Wkforce, & Ldrshp Studies
PED 101
phone: (512) 245-3027

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Ashford-Hanserd is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University where she is responsible for teaching, research, and service. Prior to joining Texas State, Dr. Ashford worked for 13 years in the high technology (i.e., high tech) industry as a Technical Trainer, Consultant, and Global Training Program Manager with Fortune 500 multinational corporations such as General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Dell Computers. Additionally, she gained experience as a continuing education and university instructor and a project manager of a longitudinal, mixed-methods research study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Dr. Ashford-Hanserd's research agenda primarily focuses on broadening participation of women of color and historically underrepresented minorities in the U.S. P-20 (preschool, K-12, undergraduate, graduate) STEM (science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, mathematics) and Computing (STEM+C) workforce ecosystem.

By integrating research into teaching and service, Dr. Ashford-Hanserd's research agenda is divided into three distinct, yet interrelated, research domains to inform students, community partners, and economic development or workforce stakeholders of evidence-based success factors and interventions.

1. Cultural, community, and historical contexts.
2. Student success factors and persistence.
3. Culturally-responsive pedagogy, interventions, and evaluation.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cherrstrom, C. A., Lopez, O. S., & Ashford-Hanserd, S. N. (2021). STEM knowledge in non-STEM occupations: Implications for community colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, OnlineFirst. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2020.1868359
  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N., Springer, S. B., Hayton, M.-P. E., & Williams, K. E. (2020). Shadows of Plessy v. Ferguson: The dichotomy of progress towards educational equity since 1954. Journal of Negro Education, 89(4). Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/journal/jnegroeducation
  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N. (2020). You do belong! Transformative Black leaders encourage the next generation to excel in U.S. P-20 computing education. Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 10(1), 26–45. Retrieved from https://journals.calstate.edu/jtlps
  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N., Sarmiento, E. R., Myles, C. C., Roundtree, A. K., Hayton, M.-P. E., Ybarra, E., … Maleki, S. (2020). African American experiences in the historic Dunbar neighborhood in San Marcos, Texas: A case study of counter-life stories. Social Sciences, 9(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100177
  • Ashford-Hanserd, S. N. (2020). 05. Counter-life-herstories: Black women faculty pathways in U.S. computing education. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 26(5), 447–471. https://doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2020034494

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Researcher, Occupational Program (OWLS), Texas State University. August 2011
  • Award / Honor Nominee: 02.Excellence in diversity and inclusion award, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Texas State University. June 15, 2020 - July 30, 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: 01.College achievement award for excellence in service, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University. July 9, 2020 - July 27, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 05.Teaching award of honor, Alumni Association of Texas State University. May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 04.Face of AEA, American Evaluation Association. April 2019

Selected Grants

  • Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole. CAREER: Effects of community cultural wealth on Black and Hispanic women’s persistence in the P-20 computing workforce pipeline in Texas, National Science Foundation, Federal, $843896. (Submitted: August 11, 2020). Grant.
  • Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Principal), Daniel, Kristy Lynn (Co-Principal), Garcia, Dana M (Co-Principal). 04G.NSF INCLUDES DDLP - ACCEYSS: Association of collaborative communities equipping youth for STEM success (supplemental funding), National Science Foundation, Federal, $14999. (Submitted: May 6, 2019, Funded: December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2020). Grant.
  • Eaglin, Phillip G. (Principal), Muoneke, Ada (Co-Principal), Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Co-Principal), Singh, Shailendra Mohan (Supporting). 05G.Broadening participation to include African American and Hispanic students with disabilities in computer science learning using voice user interface project-based learning, National Science Foundation, Federal, $1616024. (Submitted: February 11, 2019, Funded: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole. 02t.ACCEYSS learning community (formerly ReclaimDunbar), College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: September 1, 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Principal), Sarmiento, Eric Ryan (Co-Principal), Rayburn, Steven W (Co-Principal), Myles, Colleen Crystal (Co-Principal), Davio, Rebecca Lynn (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Supporting), Guajardo, Miguel (Supporting), Valencia, Louie Dean (Supporting), Valle, Rosina Ruiz (Supporting). 03i.#ReclaimDunbar: A community needs assessment for the Dunbar arts, cultural and innovation district, Multidisciplinary Team Formation (MTI) Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $1000. (Funded: July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Research in Technical Careers
August 1, 2017-Present
Institutional Review Board
Adjunct Doctoral ~ Courtesy Graduate Faculty Appointment (Brett Lee)
Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology – School Improvement Ph.D. program
October 20, 2017-August 31, 2020
American Evaluation Association, STEM Topical Interest Group
November 11, 2017-November 10, 2019
OWLS Search Committee - Assistant/Associate Professor
June 1, 2019-September 30, 2019