Vanessa Washington, PhD

Forbes School of Business  

Dr. Vanessa Washington is an Assistant Professor in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. She has a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, a Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Washington comes to Ashford after an early retirement from Omaha public schools. She teaches courses in Operations Management, Social Change, and Leadership and calls her position “a dream job.” Her favorite thing about Ashford students is that they are eager to learn, and she loves to give them help while also requiring them to do a lot of critical thinking. Dr. Washington’s advice for current and prospective students is to “Be helpful to each other in the classroom, be observant, put your best food forward, try not to do a rush job anytime, and try to learn something new each day.” She lives in Denton, TX.