Composition Program Contacts

Dr. Andrea Olinger

Director of Composition (through June 2019)

Humanities 312D
(502) 852-3051

Dr. Olinger joined the faculty in 2014 after receiving her PhD in English with a specialization in Writing Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research focuses on how writers in different disciplines understand and practice “style." She is also a co-founder of the UofL  Discourse and Semiotics Workshop  and a Co-Coordinator of the CCCC Standing Group on  Writing about Writing  pedagogies.

Her research broaches a wide range of topics, including writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; metalinguistic awareness and linguistic (and semiotic) flexibility; language and literacy ideologies; methods of discourse analysis, qualitative research; second language writing, translingual approaches to writing; literacy and composition studies.

Linda Baldwin

Administrative Specialist

Humanities 315C
502-852-6896
llbald01@louisville.edu

Linda Baldwin came to the English department in 1995 as Graduate Program Assistant and later took over her current position as Composition Program Administrative Assistant. Prior to 1995, Linda worked at UofL’s Medical School (Pediatrics and Pathology) and in the Office of the Vice-President for Administration. Linda received her degree in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts in May 2005. She has written for the theatre at UofL and would love to have more time to devote to her interest in playwriting. On those rare occasions when she has free time, Linda enjoys reading, water aerobics, browsing estate sales, and planning and making home improvements. 

Charlotte Asmuth

Assistant Director of Composition (through April 2019)

Charlotte Asmuth

Humanities 333
(502) 852-6060


OFFICE HOURS:  TBA (SPRING 2019)

I'm a PhD student with an MA in Composition and Pedagogy from the University of Maine. Broadly, I'm interested in exploring how people use writing to accomplish work in institutional settings. I'm especially interested in bringing insights from Rhetorical Genre Studies to bear on work in writing program administration and teacher development, and in using corpus analysis as a teaching tool in the writing classroom. Outside of teaching and academia, I enjoy spending time with my elderly pit bull, perfecting my chocolate cookie recipe, and dreaming of my next coastal bike trip. 

Megen Boyett

Assistant Director of Composition (through April 2019)

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Humanities 333
502-852-6060
meboye01@louisville.edu

OFFICE HOURS:  TBA  (SPRING 2019)

I'm a third year PhD student in the Rhetoric and Composition program. I have been teaching at UofL since Fall 2014; this is my second year as an Assistant Director of Composition. My research interests include transnational feminism studies and bringing community engagement projects into the classroom. I'm also invested in motherhood studies, both on and off campus - I have two sweet, funny boys who amaze me everyday!  I love being an ADC and I'm excited to see what this year holds.

N. Claire Jackson

Assistant Director of Composition (Summer 2019)

Humanities 333
(502) 852-6060

OFFICE HOURS:  TBA (SPRING 2019)

I’m a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition with research interests in writing program administration, writing pedagogy, and transfer. I’ve been teaching first-year composition since 2012 and used to teach high school English in rural Maine. While working with several dual credit programs, I saw first-hand how writing program administration directly affects student learning and the ways in which student writers adapt to new writing contexts. I’m thrilled to be part of the ADC team and hope to continue my work fostering successful transitions from high school to college.