Robin Ashford, MS

Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian

Research Help Areas

  • Adult Degree Programs, Graduate School of Counseling, Education (Grad), Social Work (Grad)
Robin Ashford


Office Hours: Avail Online

It’s a pleasure to work at George Fox University as part of the library faculty team. I started as a George Fox employee on the Newberg campus in 1995. After leaving the university to complete a graduate degree, I returned to Fox in my current position in 2007; I have worked at George Fox now for over 25 years!

I thoroughly enjoy working with students and faculty to assist with their research and information needs. Serving on departmental teams with excellent faculty and staff colleagues to best meet the needs of those we serve is an additional bonus.

Academic Background

MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

BA, Management & Organizational Leadership, George Fox University


Expertise and Research Interests

My primary liaison responsibilities are for the College of Education, Graduate School of Counseling, MSW, and Adult Degree Programs. In addition, I serve as the project manager for the library’s Textbook Affordability Program. I also teach online as an adjunct at George Fox. 

My research interests include: emerging technologies, future of higher education, mobile devices, educational technology, social media, virtual & augmented reality, wearables, open educational resources, Artificial Intelligence, the future of work, Google, Apple, chocolate …

Outside the Classroom

I have two grown children and enjoy living, working, hiking, gardening and volunteering in beautiful Portland, Oregon.