Ashley Hosbach-Wallman
Education and Social Science Research Librarian
Brown I-045

Job summary

Ashley serves the School of Education and Human Development by delivering specialized research guidance and resources to faculty, students, and researchers. She provides holistic support for all 59 programs within the School of Education and Human Development and the UVA College at Wise. This includes Ph.D., Ed.D., Ed.S., M.Ed., M.S., M.T., B.S.Ed., and professional licensure/certificate programs. With a strong background in online student success, adult learning, and instructional design, Ashley plays a pivotal role in advancing the School’s mission to serve a global student population through their nationally ranked distance education curriculum. She equips aspiring educators and educational leaders with the tools they need to engage in meaningful, real-world research that directly informs their professional practice.

Professional profile

Ashley is a dedicated scholar and expert in the field of children's literature research with a focus on pandemic education and public health literacy. She is the curator for the first pandemic education children's book collection in the nation, a collection that has garnered recognition and acclaim from prestigious institutions such as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center and the Virginia Department of Health. This remarkable collection serves as a valuable resource for educators, parents, and scholars alike, offering a curated selection of children's books that promote understanding, resilience, and awareness during times of crisis.


Master of Library Science (MLS), Indiana University
BA, Art History, Lafayette College
BA, English, Lafayette College

Subject Specialties

Children's and Young Adult Literature, Clinical and School Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counselor Education, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Policy and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education,
English as a Second Language, Gifted Education, Higher Education, Instructional Technology, Kinesiology, Library Media Studies, Reading Education, Social and Emotional Learning, Special Education, Speech Communication Disorders