I am Dr. Elizabeth Ashline. I have been in the field of education for over a decade and have taught at different levels of education that include: Elementary, Middle school, and English Language Learners, as well as Self-Contained settings such as Social-emotional, Cross-Cat, and Home-bound environments. Most of my time in education was spent as a Special Education Coordinator for Resource settings, including co-teaching. I received a dual bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Elementary and Special Education. Right after receiving this, I obtained a position in a self-contained setting. During this time, I went for my master’s degree in autism spectrum disorder. When I completed my master’s program, (a fast-track program), I went into a doctoral program, completing my Ph.D. in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction. Therefore, I know the importance of being proactive.
Currently, along with being a core faculty member at AUI, I have my own Advocacy and Tutoring company in Arizona to support students, parents, and even schools. On a more personal note, in 2017, while completing my doctoral program, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which I currently do immunosuppressant infusions; I of course did not let that get in my way of completing my Ph.D.! I was born and raised in Arizona, and I enjoy traveling; my favorite places to travel are Disneyland (my second home) and small towns such as Show Low and Tombstone.
I consider educators, especially special educators, to be unsung heroes in our communities. They have entered a very important and challenging field. In your communities, you serve the most vulnerable students. It is no coincidence that special education teachers have such a high turnover rate, that there is always a shortage of special education teachers, and that job opportunities are always available. The work you do can have a tremendous positive impact on students who are in need, and you can't be replaced.
- Education: Grand Canyon University
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education (Dual Program)
- Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorder (Accelerated Program)
- Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction
- (Accelerate Ph.D.)
- Standard Professional Cross-Cat Ed. K-12 (I was grandfathered into this certification as it no longer is provided in my state)
- Standard Professional Elementary K-8
- Structured English Immersion PreK-12
HOW GENERAL EDUCATORS PERCEIVE INCLUSION INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES WHEN SERVING THE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH ASD
*Ashline, E. (2021). How General Educators Perceive Inclusion Instructional Practices When Serving the Developmental Needs of Students with ASD. ProQuest.
*Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in 2023 in order to expand on research
TACKLING THE ASYNCHRONOUS SETTING WITH ADULT LEARNERS_EXPERIENCES FROM VETERAN AND NOVELIST INSTRUCTORS
*Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in 2023 in order to gather data
I plan to continue research in my expertise that include: Special Education Law, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Inclusion and Inclusive Instructional Practices, and Co-teaching.