Ashley Light

Program Coordinator / Academic Advisor
Business Advising and Student Engagement
HLH 125 Q
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-2310
alight@unl.edu
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Biography

Ashley Light is a Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor in the College of Business.  While providing academic advising support for all students in the College of Business, Ashley also works closely with transfer students and issues pertaining to transfer credit. She has been advising students in the College of Business since 2014.

Ashley earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and her master's degree in educational administration from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She is currently pursuing a PhD in educational studies at UNL.

Outside of work and PhD classes, Ashley loves to listen to her favorite podcasts while running the Lincoln trails, explore new coffeeshops, and cook meals with her husband.

 

Selected Publications/Articles
  • Niehaus, E. Woodman, T. C., Bryan, A., Light, A., Hill, E. (2019). Student learning objectives: What instructors emphasize in short-term study abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 31(2), 121-138.

  • Niehaus, E. & Wegener, A. (2018). What are we teaching abroad? Faculty goals for short-term study abroad courses. Innovative Higher Education, 1-15, doi: 10.1007/s10755-018-9450-2
  • Niehaus, E., Reading, J., Nelson, M. J., Wegener, A., & Arthur, A. (2018). Faculty engagement in cultural mentoring as instructors of short-term study abroad courses. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 30(2), 77-91.
Selected Presentations
  • "Navigating Foreign Lands: How Advisors Can Use Cultural Mentoring to Guide Students in Higher Education", National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA) Regional Conference, May 2018
  • "What are We Teaching Abroad? Faculty Goals in Short-Term Study Abroad Courses", co-presenter, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) National Conference, November 2017
  • "Faculty Engagement in Cultural Mentoring as Instructors of Short-Term Study Abroad Courses", co-presenter, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) National Conference, November 2016
  • "Going Beyond the Classroom: Using Technology to ‘Start Smart’", co-presenter, National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA) Regional Conference, May 2016
Institutional Service
  • Academic Advising Association (AAA), Secretary (2018-2019), Website & Electronic Document Coordinator (2019-2020)
  • Young Professionals at Nebraska (YPN), Secretary (2017-2018)
Awards
  • NACADA Excellence in Advising - Primary Role Award, 2018
  • UNL Parent's Recognition Award, 2016, 2018
  • College of Business Dean's Coin Recipient