Instructor, Department of Economics, Clark University

F19 Economics & the World Economy (4.9/5.0)

F18 Economics & the World Economy (4.8/5.0)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Clark University

S19 Economics & the World Economy (4.9/5.0)

S18 Introduction to Statistics (4.8/5.0)

F17     Economics & the World Economy (4.8/5.0)

S17   Introduction to Statistics (4.8/5.0)

F16 Introduction to Statistics (4.9/5.0)

S16    Economics & the World Economy (4.6/5.0)

F15 Economics & the World Economy (4.5/5.0)


My Economics & the World Economy course, relative to the Economics Department, Undergraduate College, Social Science Discipline, and University scores, respectively.

Fall 2019:

Fall 2018:


2018 – 2019    Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Clark University

2017 – 2018    Department of Economics' Nominee for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Clark University

2016 – 2017    Department of Economics' Nominee for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Clark University


"She explains everything very well, is funny and engaging, knows her stuff, is passionate, and very obviously cares about the students. She's definitely the best instructor I've ever had."

"She is quite frankly one of the best teachers I have had here during my experience at Clark. Her teaching style is clear and simple which helps to understand a difficult subject. She is always available in class and outside of class to answer questions and provide clarification."

"Ashley did a great job of presenting course material in a clear and understandable way, and she linked class concepts to current events to show the relevance of course material. She offered thorough explanations of concepts and review for exams, which helped me to do well in the assessments. She was always happy to answer students' questions in class and was available in office hours for extra help. Ashley overall was a very kind, encouraging, enthusiastic professor."

"Ashley was an excellent instructor. She explained topics with clarity and passion. She was helpful and enthusiastic. I would recommend her to teach any course."

"Ashley was my favorite professor this semester. She takes a lot of time and effort to make sure students understand material and was always available and extremely helpful. She is incredible."

"Ashley was a fantastic instructor. She was very good at making sure we all understood the material, even though there was a ton of us in the class. She was also very accessible and helpful outside of the classroom. Overall I wouldn't change anything about the way she taught the class. I never thought I would be interested in studying Econ, but based on how she presented the material I may have changed my mind."

"Ashley was engaged in and excited about the material she was teaching. She made sure to answer every question that came up in class, and slowed down her introduction of numerous topics at the request of students. Her approach was linear which fit the subject matter well, and she was very effective in her ability to draw together topics as the class progressed. It was a pleasure being in her classroom."

"Professor O'Donoghue has done a terrific job in helping me understand the content and concepts of Econ 010 in her in-class lectures. I hope to continue learning about Econ in the future and her teaching has inspired me to possibly aspire for a minor in Econ at Clark."

"Always willing to answer any questions and go through anything that doesn't make sense. Teaches in a clear manner that is easy to follow with plenty of examples and explanations for new concepts. Overall, an amazing professor that is approachable and clearly knows what she is teaching."

"Ashley does a great job presenting material in a clear and organized manner. She does a great job at explaining graphs and summarizing material. I also appreciate how she consistently makes real-world connections to add a variety in our learning"

"Professor O'Donoghue did an amazing job making a large amount of information very easily understandable. She made sure that at every step along the way people were understanding the subject matter and able to apply the ideas they had learned. Her slides and assignments were extremely clear, helpful, and organized."