Dual Credit Faculty

Composition courses offered through the Dual Credit Program introduce qualified students to college-level work, for which they may earn both high school and college credit. For more information, please see our teacher, student, and administrator resources.

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Kristafer Abplanalp

DuPont Manual High School


Jonathan Baize

Male High School


Jonathan Baize is a University of Louisville PhD candidate in secondary literacy and a 25-year public school veteran. His research interests are in multimodal composing, assessment, and culturally responsive pedagogies. He has held a National Board of Professional Teaching Certification in Adolescent and Secondary Literacy since 2002, was a Kentucky Teacher of the Year finalist (2010), and an Actors Theatre of Louisville's ten-minute play contest national finalist (2005). You can read his recent research publications in NCTE's English Leadership Quarterly (April 2018) and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (May 2019). Jonathan is a father of four, husband of one amazing wife, erstwhile poet, and illuminated texts enthusiast.

Thayne Bruszewski

DuPont Manual High School


I've been teaching high school English since 2000 and dual-credit English through UofL since 2011. Though I enjoy teaching literature the most—my particular interest is Shakespeare studies—I've been having a lot of fun with 102. I have a BA in English from the University of Kentucky, an MAT in secondary English from Spalding University, and an MA in English from UofL. I'm a Louisville native, and I have five children and one antisocial cat. My hobbies are hiking, skiing, geocaching, kayaking, and reading.

Beverly Clark

Christian Education Consortium


Jessica Gottbrath

Jessica Gottbrath

Mercy Academy


Jessica Gottbrath teaches Dual Credit and Advanced Placement English at Mercy Academy. She received an MA in English from UofL in 2009, an MAT from UofL in 2011, and a BA in Counseling in 2004. While teaching ultimately became her central passion and career pursuit, her background in counseling led to a specific appreciation for the psychoanalytic study of literature as well as the use of writing in trauma therapy. Having grown up in a small swamp town in Florida, she obsesses over Southern Gothic literature. Jessica further spends her time raising her sons Max and Sebastian, studying German, and cooking all the food.

Dr. Brett Paice

Brett Paice, Ph.D.

St. Francis School


After receiving my Bachelor’s from Cornell, my Master’s from the University of Maryland, and my PhD from the University of Notre Dame, I’ve been teaching American literature, film studies, and composition for over a decade. I put my students first and invite rigorous discussion as a part of my classes. My classes emphasize revision as the key to success.

Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Butler Traditional High School


My area of interest and research are Emotional Intelligence, Sinek's “Start With Why” as Pedagogy, Instructional Design, and Business Communication. Originally an adjunct instructor at UofL during the mid-to-late 1980s, I returned to UofL in 2015 after a 25-year career as a technical writer and instructional media producer. During that time I wrote user guides, created job aids and training materials, developed online help systems, and produced online training videos. I did this work for such companies as Humana, Churchill Downs, KFC, Comdata Corp., and Little Brownie Bakers (who make Girl Scout cookies). In addition, I had a side-gig as a staff writer for Louisville Music News. I also did voice-over work and was once the radio and TV voice of Bearno's Pizza. Here at UofL I teach English 101 and 102 and 306 (Business Writing) both in-class and online. I also spent two summers as an instructor and Student Services Fellow for the Cadre and Faculty Development Course (now called the Master Educator's Course) with the College of Education and Human Development and U.S Army Cadet Command. I hold a BA in Radio-TV and English and an MA in English from Morehead State University.

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Emily Sales

DuPont Manual High School


Jacqueline Scoones, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Scoones, Ph.D.

DuPont Manual High School


I arrived in Kentucky in 2017, and for the past few years I’ve been teaching English at duPont Manual High School. Several decades ago I taught secondary school in the Southern California mountains and in the Central Valley, but mostly I’ve explored composition, literature, and critical theory with undergraduates -- although I took a couple of detours as an arts organization administrator. Before coming to Louisville I directed the MA in Liberal Studies Program at Skidmore College and taught courses in the English Department. At San Diego Mesa College I coordinated the Honors Program and taught English and Humanities courses. My doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of California, Irvine, focuses on environmental ethics, narrative theory, and contemporary Anglo-American fiction, all of which still interest me.

Kelly Smith

Holy Cross High School


I teach English II and Dual Credit English IV at Holy Cross High School, where I am PLC lead. I am new teaching college composition, but I have been teaching high school English since 1990. I received my M.Ed. from UofL in 1995. I’m a Louisville native, I’m married to Mike, and we have a daughter (who is also an English teacher) and a son, along with two dogs whom we adore. I enjoy cooking, working out and reading.

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Bradley Terry

Central High School


Kristin Vukmanic

Male High School



Lisa Wieland, Ph.D.

Assumption High School


I received my Ph.D. in 1998 from Marquette University, specializing in 20th Century British and American Literature (with a focus on Southern literature) and Composition. I teach Dual Credit English 4 at Assumption High School. In addition, I coordinate our ARISE program (Assumption Rocket Immersion Service Experience) for Seniors, with sites in Appalachia, Jamaica, Belize, Cincinnati, and Washington, DC. I am married to John Wieland (also an English Ph.D. in Renaissance Drama), who teaches in the graduate program in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership for UofL. I have 2 children, Leo (21) and Lucy (19). I love to travel and do so as often as possible!

Hollye N. Wright, Ph.D.

Fern Creek High School


Hollye received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition in 2015 from the University of Louisville. Her dissertation focused on examining the dispositions and writing skills necessary for high school students to make a successful transition from writing in high school to writing in college. She received her M.A. in English from UofL in 2010, her M.A.T. from U of L in 2008, and her B.A in English and Humanities in 2006. In addition to teaching part-time for UofL’s Composition Program, she is currently teaches AP English courses and Dual Enrollment English at Fern Creek High School and is a scorer for AP English Language and Composition Exams. Hollye began teaching English 101 and English 102 at UofL in 2009 and began teaching Dual Enrollment classes in 2010. Hollye’s research interests include preparing students to transition to college writing, the effectiveness of alternatives to first-year writing, AP English curriculum and instructional methods, and writing assessment.