Ashley Jordan, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Evansville African American Museum
Dr. Ashley Jordan is the Executive Director for the Evansville African American Museum in Evansville, Indiana. Prior to serving in this role, she served as the curator for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. In addition to her professional experiences in public history, she has also served as an adjunct professor for North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio. In May of 2017, Dr. Jordan completed her doctoral degree in United States History from Howard University. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Jordan earned her master’s in Public History from Howard University. Furthermore, she completed her undergraduate degree at Kent State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Political Science.
Dr. Jordan is also the proud recipient of numerous professional, academic and civic awards including the Pace Setter Award from the Association of African American Museums, a multiple doctoral fellowship recipient for the Filson and the Kentucky Historical Societies and the Black Excellence Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP). And lastly, she is an active member of the Association of African American Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the American Alliance of Museums. Ashley is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Ashley currently serves AAAM through both the Membership and Communications Committees.