Ashley B. Akenson

Ashley B. Akenson

Name:

Ashley B.  Akenson

Title:

Director of Graduate Programs

Department:

Associate Dean's Office

Email Address:

aakenson@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3095

Office:

TJ Farr Building 202A

About

Ashley B. Akenson, Ph.D. has worked in program planning and evaluation (PPE) and administration in academic healthcare, higher education, government, and finance. She is passionate about bringing multicultural awareness and mindfulness to PPE practices and everyday interactions. Her other scholarly interests include basic goodness and compassion, nonviolent communication, intersectionality, marginalized and underserved populations, perception/bias and its power and influence, PPE in healthcare and nontraditional educational contexts, transformative learning, learning transfer, and research methods. Her work seeks to enact critical, mindful examination without reinscribing deficit conceptions of others and continuing cycles of blame and shame.