College of Arts and Sciences

Barbara AshwoodBarbara Ashwood

Assistant Professor

Office: Simpkins 009
Phone: 309/298-2431
Office Hours:  Tue/Thur: 12-2pm; Wed: by appt (Spring 2019)

M.A., English-- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.A., English & Women's Studies (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi)-- Illinois Wesleyan University

Barbara Ashwood teaches creative writing, composition, and general honors classes at Western Illinois University.  She earned a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.A. in English from the Ohio State University.  Her work has appeared in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences, the Chicago TribuneAdanna, the River Rock Times, and local nonfiction periodicals.

Beyond teaching and writing creative nonfiction, her interests include environmental activism, gender studies, and growing beautiful flowers in the beds that surround her farmhouse.