Cureton, Ashley



  • 32700 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Job Experience

  • Doctoral Research Assistant; University of Chicago (SSA)
  • Research Fellow; RefugeeOne
  • Project Coordinator; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
  • Doctoral Theory Workshop Coordinator, University of Chicago (SSA)

Fields of Special Interest

  • Refugee children and adolescent development
  • Schooling among disadvantaged populations
  • School social work and urban education
  • International social work

Publications or Presentations

  • Anderson, C., Cureton Turner, A., Heath, R., & Payne, C.M. (2016).  On the meaning of grit…and hope…and fate control…and alienation…and locus of control…and…self-efficacy…and…effort optimism…and… The Urban Review, 48, 198-219.
  • Nagaoka, J., Farrington, C., Elhrich, S., Johnson, D.W., Heath, R., Dickson, S., Cureton Turner, A., Hayes, K., and Mayo, Ashley.  (June 2015); A Framework for Developing Young Adult Success in the 21st Century.  The Wallace Project at the Consortium on Chicago School Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Cureton Turner, A. (2015, March 6).  Outcasts in a new land: The history of social workers in the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Retrieved from


Alexandra Frenn, AM ’16

Alexandra Frenn, AM ’16

“Upon attending the admitted students event before committing to SSA, it was clear that I would be a part of a diverse, brilliant, rigorous, innovative, well-rounded, specialized community of individuals. I was inspired by SSA’s attention to career development and expansive options for their students.”