Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania (1990)
Cost Effectiveness Analysis as a Decision Tool in Selecting and Implementing Instructional Interventions in Literacy. (2010). Barbara Hummel-Rossi and Jane Ashdown. Technical Report funded through a grant from the Reading Recovery Council of North America and available at readingrecovery.org
Ashdown, J., Hummel-Rossi, B., & Tobias, R. (2006). Linking teacher induction, teacher development, and student learning: An examination of conceptual and measurement challenges. In J. R. Dangel (Eds.). Research on Teacher Induction: Teacher Education Yearbook, XIV. (pp. 19-35). Langham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.
Donovan, C. B. Ashdown, J. E. & Mungai, A. M (2014), A new approach to educator preparation evaluation: Evidence for continuous improvement? Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, Vol. 8 (1),
Ashdown, J., Burton, D., Hogan, M. & Levinson, D. (2012, Fall), A counter-policy collaboration among Schools of Education: What promise for transforming teacher education? Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 7(1),
Hummel-Rossi, B. & Ashdown, J. (2006), An investigation of reciprocal effects: Literacy achievement and self- beliefs. The International Journal of Learning, 12(10)
Ashdown, J. & Donovan, C. (2013). Will institutional performance profiles lead to greater accountability for teacher preparation program effectiveness? In International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (pp. 10). University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Hummel-Rossi, B. Tobias, R., & Ashdown, J. (2009). Creating useable knowledge to improve teacher education programs serving urban public schools. In American Educational Research Association (pp. Roundtable Discussion). San DIego, CA..
Community and Corporate Leadership
Member and President Board of Directors, Early Years Institute, Plainview, NY (2010 to present).
Member of Board of Trustees of Explore Charter School, Brooklyn, NY (2005-2012).