Ashford University Leadership
Dr. Tony Farrell
Executive Dean - College of Education
Dr. Tony Farrell has been with Ashford University since 2011. As Executive Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Farrell oversees the daily management of the college. He is responsible for all full-time and adjunct faculty within the college and he leads operations for the College of Education’s offices in San Diego, Denver, and Iowa.
Before he was promoted to the position of Executive Dean, Dr. Farrell served Ashford as Associate Dean of the College of Education, Assistant Professor, and Adjunct Faculty. His previous administrative experience includes positions as Assistant Principal at Cimarron Middle School, Assistant Principal at Soaring Hawk Elementary, and Dean of Students/Athletic Director at Mountain Ridge Middle School. Dr. Farrell also possesses extensive experience as a teacher, having served as a Lecturer at the University of Phoenix and as a Special Education and Physical Education Teacher at multiple K-12 schools. He is a published author and has been invited to present at numerous conferences.
Dr. Farrell holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Hawaii, an MEd in School Administration from the University of Oklahoma, an MS in Special Education from National University, and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from National University.