Ashley W. Dugger started her career in higher education in 2006, focusing initially in admissions/enrollment management. She has since focused her professional career in operational leadership and human resources management and holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, as well as her SHRM-CP certification. She joined WGU as the program chair for the HR Management degree in 2019. She also has extensive experience as a faculty member at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has focused her faculty work with primarily adult learners in the online education/blended experience arena. She has presented for organizations such as CUPA-HR, SHRM, ACBSP and Online Learning Consortium on various leadership and HR Management related topics.