Part-Time Faculty

Overview of Part-Time Faculty.

Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey

Kevin began teaching at the University of Louisville in the fall of 2017. He has taught courses in composition and creative writing. His interests include creative non-fiction, film, and music.

Cassie Book

Cassandra Book, Ph.D.

Cassandra Book (Cassie) is the Associate Director of the University Writing Center at UofL. She earned a PhD in English from Old Dominion University in 2020, an MA in English with a graduate certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies from UofL in 2012, and a BA in English and Spanish from Butler University in 2010. Cassie’s PhD dissertation studied the developing teaching practices and identities of six students pursuing their MA degree in English and teaching writing. Her research affirmed the importance of communities of practice, quality mentoring, and active reflection for developing teachers and budding professionals. As a first-year writing teacher, she strives to build on students’ existing knowledges while introducing students to the conventions of academic and professional writing genres. Her writing courses emphasize revision, discussion, reflection, and collaboration and welcome all identities and points-of-view.

Sue Ann Compton

Sue Ann Compton

I have been enthralled by language since the day I learned to read and write under the tutelage of Miss Mable Reid at Memorial Elementary School in Hart County, Kentucky. My passion grew as I completed high school, an undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University, and a postgraduate degree in English here at the University of Louisville. Now I teach freshman 101 and 102 writing courses and continue to marvel at the versatility of language and the multitudinous choices it affords.

Brent Coughenour

Brent A. Coughenour

Brent Coughenour graduated from the University of Louisville with his Masters of Arts degree in English in 2019, and also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Film from Western Kentucky University (Spring 2017). Currently, Brent is pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, and can be found watching a movie or reading a Stephen King novel when he is not on campus.

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Dugan, Nicole

Nicole Dugan

Nicole teaches first-year writing and employs the intersections of identity, popular culture, and media in order to engage students’ interests and creativity. She received her M.A. in English from the University of Louisville.

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Dr. Kristie Hofelich Ennis

Kristie Hofelich Ennis, D.A.

Dr. Kristie Hofelich Ennis earned her B.A. in English and M.A.T. at UofL, an M.S. from Western Kentucky University, and a Doctorate of Arts in English Pedagogy from Murray State University. In addition to teaching English Composition at UofL and JCTC, Kristie also teaches graduate education courses at Murray State. She is the Conference Chair of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and owns an educational consulting company called SparkEd.

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Ferris, Nettie

Nettie Farris

Nettie Farris is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: Communion, Fat Crayons, and The Wendy Bird Poems. She has been awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award for Part-Time Instruction from the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences. 

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Anthony Gross

Anthony Gross

Anthony teaches online sections of ENGL 101 and 102. He earned his Master's in English from the University of Louisville and his Bachelor's in English from Western Kentucky University. Outside of UofL, he works as a full-time Academic Advisor, and he enjoys spending time traveling, exercising, reading, finding art, and walking his dog, Wendell. 

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Hamilton, Daniel

Daniel Hamilton

Daniel Hamilton is a writer, professor, and filmmaker. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, he spent ten years as a cameraman and cinematographer before focusing his full attention on writing. He holds a BA from Indiana University and an MFA from the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing program. He lives in Louisville with his wife, Heather, and two children, Julien and Clementine.

Lana Dean Helm

Lana Dean Helm

Lana Dean Helm is a poet, open mic emcee, piano teacher, dog-sitter, and professional cosplayer, splitting her teaching time between UofL and Ivy Tech Community College. She writes about octopuses and other fascinations of the natural world. Lana enjoys traveling, live music, and collecting old typewriters.

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Holliday, Janet

Janet Holliday

Colonel (retired) Janet Holliday is a 30-year Army veteran who previously served as an Assistant Professor of English at the United States Military Academy and a graduate assistant and writing consultant at the University of Kansas. She also teaches leadership in the College of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Amy C Mansfield

Amy C. Mansfield, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy C. Mansfield teaches composition, business communication, and technical writing. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Discourse Studies (Rhetoric and Linguistics) from Texas A&M University. While living in Texas, she interned as a Technical Writer at IBM/Tivoli in Austin, TX. She has published on Kenneth Burke, Virginia Woolf, and the Voice-in-Writing movement, as well as edited the book collection The Artist as Activist in Appalachia.

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Rose Mills

Rose Mills

Rose Mills holds the M.A. in French Literature and M.A. in English. She has taught English in Strasbourg, France and at the University of Kentucky and currently teaches English 101 and 102 at UofL.

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Dr. Brett Paice

Brett Paice, Ph.D.

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.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Originally an adjunct instructor at UofL in the 1980s, I returned to UofL in 2015 after a 25-year career as a technical writer and instructional media producer. Since my return, I've taught in the Cadre and Faculty Development Course (now called the Master Educator's Course) for the College of Education and Human Development and U.S Army Cadet Command, been nominated as a Faculty Favorite a number of times, and I now serve as an adjunct faculty representative on the UofL Faculty Senate. I hold a BA in Radio-TV and English and a MA in English from Morehead State University.

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Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers

I started teaching at U of L when we still had a Basic Writing program (Eng 098 & 099). I loved getting to know the students, both then and now. Today’s students are different from those I met back then. Now they are more sophisticated—not only technologically, but also in their awareness of social justice issues—which makes them even more interesting to know. I currently teach English 101, 102, & 309, as well as Liberal Studies 300 for individualized majors.

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Melissa Rothman

Melissa Rothman

Melissa Rothman has taught freshman composition since receiving her Master’s degree in English at the University of Louisville in 2017. Her research interests include subversive subcultures, feminist discourse, and the role of rhetorical humor, satire, and irony in influencing significant social change.

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Dr. Paula von Loewenfeldt

Paula von Loewenfeldt, Ph.D.

Dr. Paula von Loewenfeldt teaches English 102 and 105 at the University of Louisville.  She earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley (yes, Back in the Day), an M.A. in English and History from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, and a Ph.D. in English from Purdue University.  She's taught at Purdue, Michigan State, and the University of Southern Indiana with specialization in British language and literature.

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Weinberg, Brian

Brian Weinberg

Brian Weinberg teaches creative writing and literature electives, and he is the author of Cardinal Creative Writer, an online textbook for UofL students taking English 202: Intro to Creative Writing. His short fiction has appeared in New Letters, Bellevue Review, Northwest Review, Notre Dame Review, and Meridian, among others; his nonfiction in n+1, Salon, Men’s Vogue, Forbes Life, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and elsewhere. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow, and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. The recipient of a post-graduate writing and teaching residency at St. Albans School in the nation’s capital, he has found rewarding teaching experiences in a variety of settings, including the Jefferson County Public Schools’ adult education program and the Louisville Story Program, a nonprofit that helps historically underrepresented residents write and publish books about their lives and neighborhoods.

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Wensink, Patrick

Patrick Wensink

Patrick Wensink is the author of six books, most recently the children’s book, Gorillas Go Bananas (HarperCollins). His novel, Fake Fruit Factory, was named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. His nonfiction appears in The New York Times, Esquire, Oxford American, and others. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University.

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Hollye N. Wright, Ph.D.

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 U of L in 2010, her M.A.T. from UofL 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.

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Jason Zahrndt

 

Jason Zahrndt

Jason Zahrndt works as the digital media consultant for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and he coordinates the Digital Media Suite in Ekstrom Library. In previous positions as a college English instructor and college librarian, he sought ways for students to engage with texts across multiple media and platforms. Jason continues this goal as he works with faculty to design and implement digital assignments for on-ground and online courses.

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