History Major

Ashley Towle, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of History
Ashley Towle

Office Location

100 Payson, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • M.A. History, University of Maryland, 2015
  • B.A. History, Gettysburg College, 2009


Ashley is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of Maryland where she is completing her dissertation entitled, “Dying Free: African Americans, Death, and the New Birth of Freedom, 1863-1877." Her scholarship focuses on the experience of African Americans in the South during the transition from slavery to freedom. Her research and teaching interests include 19th Century United States history, the history of the American South, the history of race in the United States, and the history of gender and sexuality.