Ashley Marie Stewart is an assistant professor of educational psychology at Georgia State University in the Department of Learning Sciences.
She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Southern California. Her interdisciplinary program of research examines the racialized experiences of young people from historically marginalized backgrounds in various social settings, including online and in person.
She considers how risk factors — such as online racial discrimination — impact their academic and mental health outcomes, as well as protective factors — such as critical consciousness — that mitigate the effects of negative race-related experiences. Additionally, she examines teachers’ racial attitudes and practices with racially minoritized students and the roles that teachers can play in helping students cope and make sense of their negative race-related experiences.
Stewart is also deeply committed to supporting students of color in higher education and has served in leadership roles and designed initiatives to create safe and supportive learning environments for them to thrive.