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Tasha Alston

Tasha Alston

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

Social Work

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2703
Office: 182 Health and Human Sciences Building


Dr. Alston joined the WCU faculty in August 2018 after completing her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Georgia in 2016. Dr. Alston is a social worker and educational psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work and educational psychology. Dr. Alston specializes in research and community work that focuses on African American fathers involvement in education, African American males, fathers, academic achievement, equity in education, parent engagement and involvement, school, family and community partnerships, qualitative research, equity and social justice for the betterment of society as a whole.


  • Ph D, University of Georgia, Educational Psychology
  • MSW, Clark Atlanta University, Children and Families
  • BSW, Siena College, Children and Families

Research Interests

African American fathers involvement in education, fathers, African American males, academic achievement, parent engagement, school, family and community partnerships.

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