Ashley A Reed

Ashley  A Reed
Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training


Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies
4512 Applebaum Building
259 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


Fall 2018 - TBD



Doctorate of Philosophy Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University (2018)

Master of Science Athletic Training, University of Kentucky (2009)

Bachelor of Science Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Central Michigan University (2006)


Licensed Athletic Trainer (AT), State of Michigan

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), BOC

American Red Cross, Professional Rescuer & Health Care Providers Instructor Certification



 Dr. Reed is the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Masters in Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Wayne State University (WSU). Prior to joining WSU in August 2018, she served as a faculty member in undergraduate athletic training program at Kent State University (KSU) from 2009-2018. Dr. Reed served many roles during her academic appointment at KSU. From 2009-2011 she had a split faculty/clinical position, where she concurrently served as the KSU volleyball athletic trainer (AT) while teaching athletic training courses within the ATP. In 2011, Dr. Reed transitioned to a full-time academic faculty member. In 2013, she was appointed as Clinical Education Coordinator position where she remained in until 2018. Previous to her employment with KSU, Dr. Reed had experience in various job settings such as high schools, rehabilitation clinics, and collegiate athletics.

Dr. Reed’s experiences as a clinician and educator have highly influenced her pedagogy. Her teaching philosophy is founded on the use of active learning and engagement to facilitate learning. She sees learning as social process, where learning occurs through personal interactions. Therefore, she creates an environment where students interact and collaborate with other during learning experiences. Dr. Reed also focuses on establishing strong relationships with her students to instill self-efficacy. She accomplishes this by incorporating low stakes assignments, praising students based on effort not ability, and providing opportunities where failures and mistakes are seen as ways to learn.

Dr. Reed’s pedagogy directly informs her research interest. Her current research focuses on engagement. In particular, she is interested in examining pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies that promote engagement, the role of the preceptor/student relationship, and factors that influence student engagement.

Dr. Reed possesses a strong passion for teaching and health care. She believes the purpose of life is to contribute to society. She achieves this by educating and developing clinicians who engage in reflective practice, have empathy, and deliver exceptional health care to their patients. Her greatest joy in life is to support and guide others as them achieve their dreams.


  • Develop and instruct athletic training curricular courses
  • Develop, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate student clinical education experiences
  • Provide communication, education, and evaluation to clinical site preceptors
  • Develop and foster positive relationships across diverse clinical sites
  • Mentor and advise athletic training program students
  • Assist with CAATE accreditation process and compliance

Area Of Expertise

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Student engagement in higher education
  • Clinical education, instruction, and assessment
  • Athletic training pedagogy and instructional strategies
  • Evidence-based practice (teaching and athletic training)
  • Student recruitment
  • Epidemiology


Research Interests

  • Engagement in athletic training education
  • Preceptor/student relationship
  • Student preparation and performance
  • Educational psychology - self-efficacy and grit
  • Epidemiology

Courses Taught

ATR 1530 Therapeutic Interventions I