Jennifer V. Irwin, PhD
College of EducationDr. Jennifer Irwin, a native Marylander, is an Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program in Ashford University’s College of Education. She was previously an off-site and associate faculty member in the College. She holds a PhD in Educational Equity from American University in Washington, D.C.; a Master’s degree in Education, Reading Specialist program, from Loyola University Maryland; and a BA in Psychology/Early Childhood Education from St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Dr. Irwin has been an educator for 20 years teaching preschool, elementary, undergraduate, and graduate students and has been teaching online since 2006. She has presented at several national conferences including The League for Innovation in the Community College and National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) on topics such as pre-service field experience and web 2.0 technologies. In 2010, she was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). “Teaching and learning are connected processes, and I see myself as a lifelong learner. My favorite part of working at Ashford is seeing how dedicated the students are to their learning.” Dr. Irwin lives in San Diego, CA with her family and enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and mountain biking.