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Ashley   Berner

Ashley Berner

Assistant Professor, Deputy Director; Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

Areas of Expertise

educational pluralism in the American context; educational law and policy; religion and culture

Curriculum Vitae

Berner’s research interests include educational pluralism in the American context, educational law and policy, and religion and culture. She is the author of No One Way to School (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and the co-author of Educating Citizens: The Paradoxes of Difference and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014). She has published articles and book chapters on the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizen formation, and teacher preparation in different national contexts.

Berner previously served as deputy director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy and was co-director of The Education Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. She taught in a Jewish preschool, an Episcopal secondary school, and an open university in Louisiana.

She holds a doctorate and masters in Modern History from Oxford University and a bachelor of arts in history from Davidson College.