Jennifer V. Irwin, PhD
College of Education
Dr. Jennifer Irwin, a native Marylander, is a full-time faculty member teaching mostly graduate courses in Ashford University’s College of Education. She was previously an associate faculty member in the College. She has a BA in Psychology/Early Childhood Education from St. Mary’s College in Maryland; a Master’s degree in Education, Reading Specialist program, from Loyola University Maryland; and a PhD in Educational Equity from American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Irwin has taught preschool, first and second grades, community college, and graduate education courses, and has been teaching online since 2006. She has presented at several national conferences such as The League for Innovation in the Community College and National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) on topics including 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 biking.