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Dr. Tasha Alston

Tasha Alston
Dr. Tasha Alston
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact Information:
Email: tla42@pitt.edu
Phone: 814-362-5033
Location: 143 Frame-Westerberg Commons

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D.  Educational Psychology (Specialization: Applied Cognition and Development), University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.), 2016
M.S.W.   Social Work (Specialization: Children and families), Clark Atlanta University, 2004
B.S.W.   Social Work (Specialization: Children and families), Siena College, 1999

Short Bio

Dr. Tasha Alston is a social worker and educational psychologist with over 21 years of experience in the field of social work and educational psychology. Dr. Alston completed her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. Alston also earned her master’s degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta and her bachelor’s degree in social work from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Dr. Alston’s research interests combine both social work and educational psychology. Dr. Alston specializes in research and community work that focuses on African American fathers' involvement in education, African American males, fathers, academic achievement, equity in education, diversity and inclusion, school, family and community partnerships, strengthening families, qualitative research, equity and social justice for the betterment of society as a whole.