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Communication Disorders Staff - Ashley Fox

Dr. Ashley Fox, Ph.D.

Dr. Ashley Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of American Sign Language Studies

Office:  Academic Complex 115-C
Phone:  270-745-8962
VP:  270-282-2250


  • ASL 101- American Sign Language 1
  • ASL 102- American Sign Language 2
  • Honors ASL 101- Honors American Sign Language 1
  • Honors ASL 102- Honors American Sign Language 2
  • SLP 550- Consultation in Communication Disorders


Dr. Fox is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the American Sign Language Studies Program.  Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Memphis, a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from Western Kentucky University, a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville and completed post-doctorate work in Deaf Education from Texas Woman’s  University. 

Ashley has been working with the Deaf community in Bowling Green since 2003.  She is a member of the American Sign Language Teachers Association, Conference of Interpreter Trainers, National Association of the Deaf and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  She is very proud of being a co-creator of the PAH (Preparing ASL Hearts) Immersion Weekend. PAH is a weekend long ASL immersion experience, which was the first of its kind in Kentucky.  This weekend features professional workshops to build ASL skills, meeting Deaf and ASL students from various states and experiencing Deaf performers and artists.  Ashley also enjoys volunteering her time at the Kentucky Lion’s Youth Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Family Learning Vacation at Kentucky School for the Deaf, Explore Your Future and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Fox’s teaching philosophy focuses on student-centered, active participants that result in students who are life-long learners.  The goals for students are to: learn the course content, question themselves and the world around them and have fun in the process. 

Ashley prides herself in having an “open door policy”.  Students come to her with various issues, ASL or general life problems.  Class content, ASL immersion weekends, Deaf events and learning about Deaf culture gives students the opportunity to think and question. Students who are passionate about ASL and the Deaf come in for advice about careers in ASL.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14