English and Journalism
M.A., English-- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.A., English & Women's Studies-- Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
|Office||107 Simpkins Hall: 309-298-2431|
|Office hours||TT 3:30-5:15 & by appt. Macomb campus (FALL 14)|
|Second office||QC Complex 2207:|
|Second office hours||W 3:00-3:30 & by appt. QC Campus (FALL 14)|
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 Tribune, the River Rock Times, and local nonfiction periodicals and is forthcoming in Adanna.
Beyond teaching and writing creative nonfiction, her interests include environmental activism, gender studies, and growing beautiful flowers in the beds that surround her farmhouse.