Composition Program Contacts
I am a returning native to the University of Louisville (though the plot is nowhere near as melodramatic as Thomas Hardy's novel). I took my PhD from the University of Louisville's Department of English (in Rhetoric) in 1992 (by way of B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Kansas and some time teaching high school in Kansas as well). From 1992-2012 I was a Professor of English at The Ohio State University; during my 20 years at OSU, I also served as Vice-Chair of the Department of English, Writing Program Director, Writing Center Director, Disability Studies Program Director, and American Sign Language Program Director. I have published two single-authored books; co-edited, edited, or collaboratively written seven books; and has many articles and essays that cover her range of academic interests: creative non-fiction; pedagogy, especially in higher education; writing program and higher education administration; Deaf Studies; Disability Studies. As Director of Composition, I am particularly interested in: fostering and advancing a "culture of writing" at the University of Louisville; developing community engagement and place-based writing projects; and working with UofL's administration to create a strong support structure (for recruitment and retention) of new Cardinals on our campus.
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 05. 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.
I am entering my third year of PhD study here at University of Louisville. A California native, I earned my undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University before moving on to earn an MA in English at California Polytechnic State University in the very happy town of San Luis Obispo. During my stay on California's central coast, I taught Composition courses at Cal Poly and Literature and Critical Thinking courses at Allan Hancock and Hartnell Colleges. My research interests are at the intersection of narrative theory, identity, and disability studies, and I'm currently teaching Business Writing.
I'm a third-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition here at UofL. I grew up and went to college in sunny Southern California, where I earned a BA in English from California State University, Los Angeles. I then moved a few hours up the coast—my Master's is also in English, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I've taught composition, worked in writing centers, and done some technical writing. My own research focuses on citation studies and open-source online academic work. I'd love to work with instructors to design assignments, plan assessment, and integrate digital/multimodal elements into the composition classroom.
I’m a second year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition here at U of L. I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, but earned my BA in English with an American Studies minor at James Madison University. I then earned my Masters in English at Appalachian State University with a teaching certificate in Appalachian Studies. There I was a writing center consultant, a Writing Across the Curriculum consultant and the Assistant Director of Composition. I taught expository and WAC courses at ASU during my 9 year tenure there. In addition, I also taught an Appalachian Studies humanities course at Caldwell Community College and Institute. I am interested in place-based learning in the composition classroom as well as public rhetoric.