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.

Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair is a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition. She earned an M.A. in English at Brandeis University and two B.A.’s in English and Humanities from the University of Louisville. Her professional background includes marketing and communications, international student services, humanitarian project development, and EFL instruction.

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Megen Boyett, PhD

Dr. Megen Boyett has taught writing courses at the University of Louisville since 2014. She strives to create a classroom community that encourages collaboration, self-reflection, and risk-taking as students hone their writing practices. Her dissertation, completed in May 2021, develops a methodology for studying listening practices in community partnerships. Her research interests include community listening methodology, transnational feminist organizing, and family literacy practices.

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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.

Cecilia Durbin

Cecilia Durbin is an MA student in the English Department. Her research focuses on cringe comedy through the lens of queer and feminist theories. In addition to academic writing, she composes poetry, music, and is currently working on a long-form creative nonfiction piece.

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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Glass, Dr. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Glass, PhD

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Elizabeth Glass has a PhD in Humanities UofL, an MA in English from Miami University (Ohio), and an MEd in Counseling Psychology from UofL. She recently completed her first memoir and will start the process of searching for an agent soon. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Redivider, River Teeth's "Beautiful Things" series, and The Manifest Station. She has two amazing dogs, Grayzie Alexander Napkin Glass and Arthur Fonzarelli Blackdog, and a wonderful, fat cat named Reginald Butterworth Jellybones (Jelly for short).

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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.

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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.

Ayaat Ismail

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Ayaat Ismail teaches first-year writing and composition. She obtained her MA in English from the University of Louisville. Her areas of interest in research are literary representations of gender, race, and identity, as well as feminist and minority discourse.

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Heather Lehocky

Heather Lehocky earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2003 from the University of Louisville, a Master’s Degree in English/Creative Writing in December 2004, and an M. A. T. Teaching Certification Middle School Program Language Arts in May 2006 all from U of L. Ms. Lehocky’s teaching career includes lecturing at the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast, where she has taught ENG 101, ENG 102 and Early American Literature classes. She is a teacher at South Oldham Middle school and has published poetry and short stories. She especially enjoys reading, writing, hiking, painting, arts and crafts, and playing outdoors with her daughter, Ryleigh, and son, Ronan.

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Tobias Lee

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Tobias Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric and Composition. With an M.A. in TESOL and a B.A. in English Literature, his background is in English for academic purposes, second language writing, and ELT. He has taught for many years in universities across southeast Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, most recently in Qatar. His research interests are in transnational composition and mobility studies. He still puts two spaces after periods, and if he's not studying or teaching, he's probably on a bike ride.

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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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Neleigh Olson

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Neleigh Olson teaches first-year writing and composition. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky and an MA in The Beatles, Popular Music, and Society from Liverpool Hope University, where she explored the impact of place, space and locality on popular music. Her own writing examines the complexities and historical resonances of the horse/human relationship, as inspired by her 14 years as an exercise rider for Thoroughbred racehorses. When not writing about horses, she can often be found in the company of her two off-track Thoroughbreds.

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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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Tina Rose

Tina Rose received a BA in English Education from the University of Kentucky and a Master's Degree in Linguistics from the University of Louisville. She has been a High School AP English teacher and reading specialist for the State of Kentucky. She is currently the Senior Director of English for AdvanceKentucky, a non-profit that supports AP Math, Science and English classes. She has been an AP Exam reader for the past several years and has trained teachers across the US. Tina currently lives with her husband, Lee Blankenship, on a small farm in Crestwood, KY. In her free time she paints, writes and records piano music and cares for their 5 animals.

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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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Walker Smith, Ph.D.

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Walker holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Louisville and an M.A. in English from Oklahoma State University. His current research interests include rhetorics of gender and sexuality, rhetorical genre studies, archival research methods, professional and technical communication, and decolonial queer theories. His dissertation was based on his volunteer work at ChurchClarity.org, a crowdsourced project that scores churches based on their LGBTQ policies.

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Ardeen Top

Ardeen Top serves as Managing Director for the International Institute of Louisville. She assists in writing proposals for US government language services, provides ESL and English services, as well as directs language teachers and interpreters and translators. Ms. Top has been teaching ESL in different capacities for 20 years, ranging from pre-literate to academic ESL learners. She previously worked as Campbellsville University’s Director of English as a Second Language at the Louisville Education Center, where she also taught Freshman English Composition I and II, Introduction to Communication, and linguistics and assessment courses for the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate program. She has taught English as a Foreign Language in Hungary, provided training for secondary EFL teachers in China, and led workshops for Chinese EFL instructors. She is a native of South Dakota and received her M.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Linguistics from the University of Louisville in 2005 and B.M.E. in vocal music in 1996 with an English endorsement from South Dakota State University. She has enjoyed traveling to countries ranging from Germany to Sudan.

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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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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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Melissa Zipper

Melissa Zipper is a University of Louisville alumna (BA English, 2002) and a Curriculum & Instruction PhD student in the College of Education and Human Development. She also holds a MAT from Bellarmine University, and is currently an Academic Instructional Coach in Jefferson County Public Schools. Her interests include reading, writing, and trying local restaurants.

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