Ashley Babcock, EdD

Adjunct Professor, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Learning Center Administration
  • Faculty Support and Development
  • Qualitative Research


  • ​Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership, Argosy University, Arlington, VA
  • Masters of Arts in English. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
  • Bachelor of English and Creative Writing. Widener University, Chester, PA.


  • ​Babcock, A. (2013). Don't ignore the middle child: A case study of second-year students at a professional focus, commuter institution. Arlington, VA: Argosy University Washington, DC.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Learning center support
  • Online graduate student persistence and retention
  • Assessment practices in higher education
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​College Reading and Learning Association: International Tutor Level 1 Certification

Select Publications:

  • Babcock, A. Cummins, L., & Dinneen, R. (2020). Mentoring during the time of COVID. The Learning Assistance Review, 25, 61-66.
  • Lehan, T. J., & Babcock, A. (2020). Early intervention for struggling online graduate students: Processes and short-term outcomes. The Learning Assistance Review, 25(2), 111-132.
  • Hussey, H., Babcock, A., & Lehan, T. J. (2020). If at first you don't succeed, try closing another assessment loop. Open Praxis, 12(3), 426-436.
  •  Lehan, T. J., Babcock, A., & Hussey, H. (2020). Mission unaccomplished: Experiences and perspectives of faculty, staff, and administrators from historically underrepresented groups. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 10(1), 167-184. 10.5590/JERAP.2020.10.1.12
  • Babcock, A., Lehan, T. J., & Hussey, H. (2019). Mind the gaps: An online learning center's needs assessment. Learning Assistance Review, 24(1), 27-49.

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Associate Dean of Faculty, School of Education, Northcentral University, April 2019-Present
  • Associate Director, Academic Success Center, Northcentral University, January 2017-April 2019
  • The Learning Assistance Review, Editorial Board Member 2016-Present
  • Maryland College Learning Center Association: President 2017-2018