Faculty Expert Profile

Ashley Rogers Berner

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Director of the Institute for Education Policy


  • School of Education

Ashley Berner is an associate professor in the School of Education and director for the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.

She has appeared in various media outlets to discuss the importance of teaching children civics at a time of heightened partisan divisions. She studies the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizenship formation. She also examines teacher preparation in different national contexts and serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Maryland Education Development Consortium.

Recent coverage

Is the common school in America dying?
Jun 29, 2022
/ The Washington Post
Public education, democracy, and the future of America
Jun 7, 2022
/ The Christian Science Monitor
Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics
Nov 1, 2020
/ National Public Radio

Hub coverage

How to overhaul America's schools
Published Spring 2024
In her new book, Associate Professor Ashley Rogers Berner makes the case for funding diverse types of schools but holding them all to the same academic standards / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Most U.S. schools teach Black history, but few do it well
Published Feb 10, 2021
Johns Hopkins education policy expert says poor materials and lack of rigor preclude schools from offering rich lessons on the African American experience

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