ASHLEY M. FRAZIER, PhD CCC-SLP
Director of Curriculum and Training
Dr. Frazier joined D.A.R.E. America in 2018 as its Director of Curriculum and Training. With twenty years of experience at teaching people to communicate more effectively with others, she now continues her passion for the power of quality curricula and skilled conversation to provide D.A.R.E. officers with state-of-the-art information and materials that will enable them to provide students with the necessary skills to avoid high risk behavior while supporting well-being and transforming conflict into positive communication.
Ashley began working with D.A.R.E. in 2016 as a member of the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness (IPAHW) team developing the myPlaybook High School curriculum. In her position as Director of Curriculum and Training, she will continue as a member of the team, as D.A.R.E. partners with Prevention Strategies and IPAHW to begin a multi-year, multi-site evaluation of D.A.R.E.’s elementary and middle school curricula.
Ashley has conducted research, designed curriculum, and developed learning plans in educational, medical, and corporate environments for clients, patients, and students at every age – working with 3-4 year old children in early intervention programming, elementary through college students, and adult learners as a corporate trainer. She works with people one-on-one, in classrooms large and small (face-to-face and virtual), and has been responsible for assessment and training planning for a staff of hundreds. She approaches learners at their level with effective strategies that are personalized to be most appropriate to the content and learning context.
Ashley attended Oklahoma State University, earning a B.S. in Speech Pathology; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning an M.S. in Speech and Hearing Science; and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, earning a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Continuing at UNCG, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Public Health Education at the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness (IPAHW). She also continues as an adjunct faculty member in UNCG’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies.