Barbara Penelton

Former Bradley professor dies in Peoria crash

Mar 19, 2013

Bradley University’s first female African-American faculty member died in a car accident Monday in Peoria.  Bradley President Joanne Glasser says Doctor Barbara Penelton joined the college of Education and Health Sciences in 1969.  She also chaired the Department of Teacher Education and served as the University Ombudsman.  Penelton also received recognition including the Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence and the YWCA Leadership Award.