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Ashley Ireland - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Ashley Ireland

Affiliate Faculty and Instructional Director, Simulated Learning | Loyola Marymount University


Department of Teaching and Learning


Dr. Ashley Ireland is the Instructional Director of Simulated Learning for the School of Education, a member of the Innovation in Digital Education And Leadership (iDEAL) institute, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning. As a leader in the field of immersive learning, she oversees the SOE’s simulation program which uses Mixed Reality Simulation to teach profession-specific soft-skills in virtual environments. As of 2021, the innovative program is used across all of the School of Education departments. As a lecturer in the graduate, undergraduate, and extension programs Ashley teaches courses in education policy, social foundations of education, PK-12 educational technology, instructional leadership, and innovative teaching methods.

Ashley has held various roles in education including teacher, instructional coach, program coordinator, reading specialist, teacher trainer, and school leader. She has a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology- Leadership, Policy, and Social Foundations from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles. Ashley holds K-8 multi-subject teaching certificates in both California and Virginia with authorizations in English Language Development as well as Gifted and Talented Education.

She can be reached by email at ashley.ireland@lmu.edu.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ed.D., Educational Leadership 2021

University of Virginia: MEd, Educational Psychology- Social Foundations, Leadership, and Policy 2014

University of California, Santa Cruz: BA, Psychology 2001

Areas of Expertise (8)

Mixed Reality Simulation

Immersive Learning

K-12 Education Technology

Social Foundations of Education

Teacher Professional Development

Blended Learning

Online Learning

Curriculum & Instruction

Industry Expertise (1)