Provost Diversity Fellow: Ashley Cole Jr.

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Ashley Cole Jr., PhD candidate

Department and School
School of Social Work

Ashley Cole, Jr., better known as Ash, is of FarRockaway, NY. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Queens College, his Master of Social Work(MSW) degree from Columbia University School of Social Work(CSSW), and is pursuing his doctoral degree at CSSW. As a licensed Psychotherapist he works with individuals and families to help them improve their mental health. He’s a keynote speaker and a co-editor of the book entitled Unwritten: Stories from Behind and Beyond the Bars. He’s an advocate for criminal justice reform, fathers who the child support enforcement unit has negatively impacted, and improved mental healthcare for Black people. 

Rob Eschmann, Associate Professor of Social Work

Favorite hangout on or off campus
On campus -  the Low Library steps; Off-campus - Central Park.

Favorite self-care ritual

Playing basketball and trying non-traditional recovery methods like cryotherapy

Book recommendation

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Podcast recommendation 

Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History

To learn more about Ashley Cole Jr, please follow him on Twitter, connect via LinkedIn and email him directly.