Hannah Ashley

Board of Directors and Philadelphia-WCU Coordinator. Hannah Ashley came up in community based literacy work.  She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University inInterdisciplinary Urban Education and has published in numerous collections and journals, includingRadical Teacher, Reflections—A Journal of Community Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, and Pedagogy. Hannah is a past co-chair for the National Conference on Basic Writing.  In addition to teaching courses focusing on urban community change, critical pedagogy, community-engaged writing, and literacy, she cofounded and is currently the director for the Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies (YES) program at WCU, which is housed in the Rustin Urban Community Change Axis (RUCCAS).  She likes to make a ruckus with her partner, four children and other work- and playmates in Philadelphia and Wilmington.