Ashley Taylor Jaffee

Assistant Director of Social Studies
Office Phone
202 41 William Street

Dr. Ashley Taylor Jaffee is the Assistant Director of Social Studies & Lecturer in the Program in Teacher Preparation. In this role, she teaches seminar courses, supervises student teachers, and advises social studies students. Dr. Jaffee is the director of the Teachers as Scholars program, which provides the opportunity for area teachers to participate in day-long seminars led by Princeton faculty and staff. She is the Past Chair of the College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, a Princeton Athletics Fellow for the Women’s Rugby team and a Residential College Fellow for Butler College.

Prior to joining Teacher Prep, Dr. Jaffee was an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at James Madison University (JMU). While at JMU, she chaired the College of Education’s Diversity Council and was a Faculty Associate for the Center for Faculty Innovation. Dr. Jaffee’s research focuses on social studies and citizenship education; culturally and linguistically relevant/sustaining pedagogy; multilingual youth; and diversity, equity, and justice in teacher education. Before moving into higher education, she taught middle and high school social studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dr. Jaffee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from the University of Virginia, and holds a Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Jaffee enjoys having a cup of tea while reading a good book at Small World Coffee, visiting the public library with her kids, biking around town, and playing sports with family and friends.

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