Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Delfina Ashley-Baisden has been teaching at the higher education level for over 35 years. Her research activities are extensive and varied, and include the following:
Medical research (quantitative): As part of a research team, studied and reported the effects of FDA-approved experimental drugs on cancer cells in children at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Market research (qualitative): Interviewed and reported the concerns of CEOs of rural telephone companies in the U S WEST 14-state region, to determine and improve their connectivity needs. Also conducted research on market conditions, resulting in the start-up of two businesses.
Educational research (quantitative): Designed, conducted, and reported the constituent survey for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
Public sector corporate research (qualitative): Gather, assess, and report data through observation on individuals’ readiness to serve in the United States Senior Executive Service. This activity is ongoing, every 1-2 months in Washington, DC, for the Office of Personnel Management.