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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Ashley Gaskin Richardson, M.Ed.

Title: Internship Director and Clinical Instructor
Department: School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-2685
Office: Close-Hipp 619
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M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Columbia College 
B.A., History, University of South Carolina


Ashley Richardson serves as internship director and clinical instructor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Richardson joined the staff at the University of South Carolina in July 2015 as the administrative coordinator for the Department of Retailing where she was responsible for administering the academic and financial operations for the department and also served as an instructor for University 101 Programs.

Prior to joining the Department of Retailing, Richardson worked for three years as a financial aid counselor at Columbia College. Before her appointment at Columbia College, she lived in Baltimore, Md., for five years where she gained experience working in admissions. She also has experience working in the private sector in marketing and sales roles. 

A South Carolina native, Richardson and her husband, Smith, are both proud alumni of the University of South Carolina. They enjoy cheering on the Gamecocks every chance they get. They also enjoy traveling, and their favorite weekend destination is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.


  • UNIV 101 – The Student in the University
  • RETL 242 – HRSM Professional Communications
  • RETL 295 – Practicum in Retailing
  • HRTM 290 – Hospitality and Tourism Practicum
  • HRTM 495 – Hospitality and Tourism Internship

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