Christopher Ashford, PhD

Executive Director, Penn Futures

Christopher Ashford holds a Ph.D. in education and human development from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and leads the Penn Futures Project as its Executive Director. Ashford has spent the bulk of his career working for international agencies in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, implementing education as one of several fundamental factors that improve lives. He has managed diverse, multimillion-dollar projects in education, youth development, food and water security, renewable energy, and small business development.