Dr. Ashley E Stewart

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Master's Program Director
Social Work
1301Cecil B.Moore Ave


Ashley E. Stewart, PhD, joined the faculty of Temple University’s School of Social Work as assistant professor and online program coordinator in July 2019. As an educator, she promotes self-awareness, advocacy skills, and practice skills through the lens of decolonization and anti-oppression. As a social work researcher, she is passionate about the translational aspect of research, for policy, advocacy and social change. Her main research interests are in accountability measures for reducing mental and physical health disparities resulting from institutionalized forms of racism and identity-based structural oppression. Dr. Stewart also conducts research on developing best-practices for web-based support spaces for minoritized communities

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SSWG 5007

Deconstructing White Supremacy in Social Work


SSWG 5103

Theory-Informed Macro Practice I: Groups, Organizations, and Communities


SSWG 5302

Critical Thinking for Societal Transformation


SSWG 8111

Legislative Advocacy


SSWG 8505

Advanced Social Justice: Anti-Oppressive Social Work


SSWG 8811

Alcohol and Drug Use


SSWG 8831

Social Transformation


Selected Publications

  • Bowen, N.K. & Stewart, A.E. (2021). Measuring microthreats in middle and high schools: a first step toward making schools safe for all students. Current Psychology, 40(8), pp. 4072-4085. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00345-3

  • Patak-Pietrafesa, M., Bowen, N.K., Stewart, A.E., & Kelly, M.S. (2019). Too Hard to Find with Too Little Time: What School Social Workers Want in Online Resources for Evidence-Based Practice. International Journal of School Social Work, 4(1). doi: 10.4148/2161-4148.1043