Dr. Charlotte Ashton
Principal Strategist, Race, Religion & Culture
Dr. Charlotte Ashton received her doctorate and master’s degrees from Princeton University in Modern American Cultural History. She has taught history and cinema as a university professor to both urban and rural students across the United States. She taught American cultural history at the San Francisco Art Institute. At Morgan State University, one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, she taught American film history and U.S. history.
Dr. Charlotte Ashton is an expert interviewer. For her Ph.D. dissertation, The Changing Images of Blacks in American Film, 1944-1973, she interviewed noted filmmakers, such as, directors Sidney Pollack and Robert Wise, screenwriters James Poe and Lonnie Elder and actor Danny Glover. Her dissertation is recommended reading for faculty and students at Yale University and appears on the film studies reading lists at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema and Television and the University of California, Berkeley. As the former film critic for the public radio station WEAA-Baltimore, Dr. Ashton interviewed filmmakers and directors.