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College Of Health & Human Sciences

Tasha Alston

Tasha Alston



Assistant Professor 
Phone: 828-227-2703
Office: Health and Human Sciences Building (HHSB) 182

Ph.D.: University of Georgia
M.S.W.: Clark Atlanta University
B.S.W.: Siena College

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 18 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.

Dissertation: Alston, T.L. (2016) Black Diamonds Create Black Brilliance: African American fathers involvement in their African American children’s education. University of Georgia, Athens, GA 

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