Diana Ascher PhD

UCLA Information Studies

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UCLA Information Studies


Diana L. Ascher works at the intersection of information practice and policy. She is a principal at Stratelligence, which brings cutting-edge information research directly to the boardroom and hosts resources for information scholars, industry leaders, policy makers, and journalists. In addition, Dr. Ascher is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which bridges information studies research and praxis through accredited programming for data and information workers.

Previously, Dr. Ascher gained expertise in data and knowledge management, custom-publishing technologies, and financial communication and literacy at American Funds and Bloomberg, and as the manager of distance learning at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Early in her career, she wrote for the Durham Herald-Sun, the Charlotte News & Observer, and WTVD News.

Dr. Ascher earned a Ph.D. in information studies at UCLA. She earned an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Public Policy with concentrations in journalism and international policy from Duke University as a recipient of the Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholarship.