Ellen Blum Barish has been an adjunct lecturer in The Writing Program for the Design Thinking and Communication course at Segal since 2004.

She has taught academic and business writing at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, where she earned her master's degree in journalism and edited the school's alumni magazine (2004-2007). In addition, she teaches creative nonfiction workshops around Chicago.

Her book of essays was published in 2007 and many of them have aired on Chicago Public Radio. Her reporting and features have appeared in Newsweek, Self, and the Chicago Tribune.


MS, Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BS, Communication Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL