Ashley L. Allen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography


Ph.D., Louisiana State University

M.A., University of Wyoming

B.A., Oklahoma State University



Ashley is a cultural geographer with teaching and research interests in human geography, qualitative methods, and the sociocultural interactions between humans and their environment. Her current research focuses on tornado stories, both heard and experienced, and how the memories that stem from them impact identity.

Ashley teaches the department’s human geography courses, including cultural, economic, and urban geographies. She encourages undergraduate research and has mentored students in the fields of health geography, qualitative methods, political geography, planning, resource management, and global economic development. 

Additional research interests include:

  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Historical Geography
  • Feminist Geographies
  • Science Communication
  • Political Geography
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Geographies of Media and Communication


Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center #204
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-378-3624