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Patrick Ashwood

Office Hours

Monday Wednesday Friday 11:00-Noon
Tuesday Thursday Noon-1:00

I am the contact person for the history emphasis and the mortuary science emphasis areas.

Current Courses

  • HIS 152 US History Since 1877 (face-to-face and online)
  • SOC 135 Death and Dying (face-to-face and online)
  • Urban Studies (online)
  • Syllabi and course materials available elsewhere


  • Richfield High School, Richfield MN. A southern residential suburb of Minneapolis.

  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis. B.A. History major. Minors in French and English.

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Master's of Arts in History with concentrations in Urban Studies, Geography and Sociology.

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ph.D. in Urban Studies. (Urban history, sociology, geography and political science in one package) My dissertation was on Downtown Redevelopment in Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

  • Certificate in Thanatology: Death Education and Counseling. Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)


I taught at Indian Hills Community College for three years. Before that I was an adjunct at various colleges in Milwaukee.

I have been teaching social science courses at Hawkeye since Fall 1994. I have served as chair of the Curriculum Coordinating Committee and the Transfer Degree Committee. I was the coordinator/department chair of social sciences 1996-2009. I was the Arts and Science chair of the Academic Council.  I am on the Assessment Committee. I chair the committee which maintains the Liberal Arts Core and the Liberal Arts APR.

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