Department of Political Science

West Chester University

Contact Info:
Tara Easterling
205 Ruby Jones Hall


Dr. Ashlie B. Delshad


Dr. Ashlie B. Delshad

Associate Professor of Political Science

Faculty Associate for Service Learning

Phone: (610) 738-0580



Dr. Delshad joined West Chester University’s Political Science Department in the fall of 2011.  Her teaching and research interests lie in the realm of US public policy, specifically environmental, social inequality, and food policy. She also founded and oversees a garden at the university, which grows organic produce for students served by the on-campus Resource Pantry and she takes students on yearly alternative break trips to assist with urban gardens in Philadelphia.


Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011

M.A., Purdue University, 2008

B.A., Austin College, 2006


Monahan, Lynn, Mary Beth Gilboy, and Ashlie B. Delshad. 2017, “Prevalence and Factors Associated with Food Insecurity Among College Students at a Mid-Atlantic State University – A Pilot Study.” Journal of American College Health.


Olive, Andrea and Ashlie B. Delshad. 2017. “Fracking and Framing: A Comparative Analysis of  Media Coverage of Hydraulic Fracturing in Canadian and US Newspapers.  Environmental Communication. 11:1, 1-16.


Delshad, Ashlie B. 2017. “Campus Gardens: Increasing Sustainability and Lowering Food Insecurity.” Presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conference and Expo, October 15-18, San Antonio, TX.


Delshad, Ashlie B. 2016. “Rhetoric on the Environment: The Obama Administration.” Paper presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference,

April 7-10, Chicago, IL.


Delshad, Ashlie B., and Leigh Raymond. 2016 “Normative Framing and Public Attitudes

Toward Biofuels Policies.”  Environmental Communication 10:4, 508-24.


Community and Other Service

West Chester University Sustainability Advisory Council

West Chester Service Learning Working Group

Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, Faculty Advisor


Classes Regularly Taught

PSC 200 – Political Analysis
PSC 354 – Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 356 – U.S. Public Policy
PSC 357 – Advanced Political Analysis
*Other special topics courses in the field of public policy including Food Politics offered periodically