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Delfina Ashley-Baisden

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree ProgramPh.D. Education

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.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8800 - Research Forum

EDPD 8033 - Higher Education Policy Development & Implementation


PhD, University of Denver - Denver, CO United States

Public Service

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Volunteer - Denver, CO United States

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring, Volunteer - Aurora, CO United States

St. Michael he Archangel Parish, Volunteer - Aurora, CO United States

The Denver Hospice, Volunteer - Denver, CO United States

Awards / Honors

Woman Leader of Excellence, U S WEST Women and Colorado Easter Seal, 1995

Pinnacle Award, Outstanding Corporate Role Model, U S WEST, 1994

On-the-Spot Award, Outstanding Market Researcher, US WEST, 1995


Ashley-Baisden, D. M. (2001). The effects of age on adult learners' preferences for instructional delivery. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section A Humanities and Social Sciences

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