Ashley Mask, EdD

Assistant Professor, Art & Museum Education


Dr. Ashley Mask is an artist, art and museum educator, and researcher-scholar. Prior to joining Western, Ashley taught at Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, all in New York City. In addition to teaching with museum collections and in art classrooms, she also serves as a co-editor for Instructional Resources in the journal Art Education. Her research interests include embodied teaching and learning in art education, anti-racist and liberating pedagogies in museums, and wayfinding for novice art museum educators. Prior to her doctoral studies, Ashley led the education departments at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado. She holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University, an M.S.Ed. from Bank Street College, an M.F.A. from the University of Delaware, and a B.F.A. from the University of Montevallo, a small public liberal arts university in rural Alabama, where her love for art-making and access to the arts first began.