Shannon  Ashe
Simulation Educator and Coordinator, Assistant Professor
College of Health Sciences
Experiential Learning and Simulation Center
1304 CHS Building 1

Originally from San Diego, California, Ashe attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Following a four-year internship-based training in Athletic Training and completion of a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology, Ashe obtained certification in Athletic Training. While beginning a Master’s of Education in Sports Administration, Ashe was additionally certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and worked as the Athletic Trainer for baseball and volleyball where she attended at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Following graduation with her M.Ed., she moved to Birmingham, Alabama to take a position as assistant athletic trainer in charge of volleyball, women’s basketball and tennis. In 2006, she took a position as recruiting coordinator for Champion Sports Medicine and athletic trainer for Calera High School and the Alabama Ballet. In 2012, she took a position as Clinical Education Coordinator and Instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program at Samford University. While teaching she maintains her work with the Alabama Ballet and is now the Simulation Lab Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences. She completed her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University in 2020. Successfully defending her dissertation on “Attitudes of Health Profession Faculty Involved in a Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education Experience." She and her husband, Chris, have three children.

Degrees and Certifications

  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University
  • MEd, sports administration, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • BS, physiology, University of Arizona
  • Certified Athletic Trainer,  National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association


  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Nontraditional athletic training (specifically performing arts sports medicine)
  • Athletic Training and sports rehabilitation

Involvement/Professional Societies

  • National Athletic Training Association
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Recent Publications

  • Ashe, S. (2020) Attitudes of health profession faculty involved in a simulation-based interprofessional education experience. Doctoral Dissertations and Projects 2443.

Recent Presentations

  • “Exploring Faculty Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Simulation"   20th International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare, 2020
  • “Simulation Operations Panel Discussion"   CAE Southern Regional Sim Day, 2019
  • “Concept to practice: Making it real. Implementing a large-scale interprofessional hospital simulation"   HPSN World Conference, 2019
  • “SimVein IV: IV Access Lines for Standardized Patients”   SimVentor Presentation at IMSH, 2019

Research Areas

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Simulation Debriefing