Composition Program Contacts

Dr. Beth Willey

Director of Composition

Humanities 320
(502) 852-6896
aewill01@louisville.edu

I received my PhD in Comparative Literature and Theory from Northwestern University in 1993 and have been teaching at the University of Louisville since 1996.  In my 20 years here, I have taught a range of classes from ENGL 101 and 102 to graduate level seminars in Postcolonial literature and theory.  While my main research interest is in African literature and film, I have dedicated a great deal of my career at UofL to service commitments that stress the importance of Undergraduate education.  I have served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the English dept. twice; and I have served on a number of University –wide committees centered on the undergraduate experience: The Undergraduate Council, Faculty Senate, the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, the General Education Committee, The Advising Council, The Transfer Services Committee and the I2A and 2016 QEP committees. Given my interest in undergraduate education, I am excited to be able to take on the responsibility of directing the Composition Program—by any measure, the lynchpin of the undergraduate experience at UofL.

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

Humanities 333
(502) 852-6060


OFFICE HOURS:  TBA (Fall 2018)

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

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

OFFICE HOURS:  Mondays 10:00 - noon, except July 9 & July 30  (Summer 2018)

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.

Nicholas Jackson

Assistant Director of Composition

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Humanities 333
(502) 852-6060

OFFICE HOURS:  TBA (FALL 2018)

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.