Linda E. Holt (Ph.D., Louisville University) has been teaching at Belmont since 1990. She earned a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville, and her dissertation combines her interests in cultural studies, portfolio assessment, and student-centered teaching and research practices. An ardent supporter of writing as reflective practice, she has proudly watched many students begin to discover their own strengths as writers. Here students are regularly involved in service-learning projects at a variety of Nashville locations, and Dr. Holt maintains an ongoing service partnership with a local elementary school. Dr. Holt teaches a variety of writing classes, including Theories of Writing, Writing about Cultural Difference, and Perspectives on Literacy.