Ashley Floyd Kuntz

Clinical Assistant Professor

Educational Policy Studies

Office: ZEB 364A

Phone: 305-348-7648


Dr. Kuntz is clinical assistant professor of higher education. She is co-editor of the book Ethics in Higher Education: Promoting Equity and Inclusion Through Case-Based Inquiry (Harvard Education Press, 2022). This volume, supported by a Spencer Foundation Conference Grant, was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2022. In collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Education, Dr. Kuntz co-produced companion podcasts and teaching guides for the book. Her scholarly work has also appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, and Emerging Adulthood. 

As program director for the masters of higher education administration program, Dr. Kuntz coordinates curriculum planning, academic advising, and graduate admissions. Additionally, she serves as the university’s Director of Prestigious Scholar Development. In this capacity, she supports FIU students applying for nationally competitive scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Gilman, Critical Language).

A first-generation college student from rural north Alabama, Dr. Kuntz is mindful of the transformative impact college made on her life and eager to expand educational opportunities to others. She is married with four children and takes seriously her responsibilities as a parent, educator, and citizen.


  • BA, Psychology, Samford University
  • MA, Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama