Carole E. Barrowman, BA, MA, CAS

English, Literature, Writing


  • Women in education
  • Creativity
  • Communication and social media
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy and literature
  • Reading for success
  • Writing and publishing


Carole Barrowman is a professor of English and the director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College, where she has taught since 1987. She has been teaching in higher education for thirty years.

Born and raised in Scotland, Barrowman is a regular contributor and fill-in host on WTMJ 4’s “The Morning Blend.” She’s comfortable in front of the camera and behind a microphone. Barrowman brings passion and humor to all her appearances and is a sought-after presenter. She writes a monthly crime fiction column and regular reviews and features for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and other publications.

Barrowman has written six books, including the acclaimed “Exodus Code: A Torchwood Novel” (Random House), “Hollow Earth” (Aladdin Books) a middle grade fantasy series, and the Sunday Times best-seller “Anything Goes” (Buster Books) in collaboration with her brother, John Barrowman (“Dr. Who,” “Torchwood,” and currently on “Arrow”). John and Carole have also collaborated on a best-selling comic “Captain Jack and the Selkie” (Titan). She contributed a chapter to the Hugo award-winning non-fiction anthology “Chicks Dig Time Lords,” and she and John penned the introduction for “Queers Dig Time Lords,” also nominated for a HUGO in 2014.

Active on social media, Barrowman is a member of the Author’s Guild and the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC). She did her graduate work at Northern Illinois University.