Brett Kolles is a full-time English instructor in the General Education department. He also serves as the DCTC Campus Lions Club faculty advisor. Brett has a master's degree in English, a master's certificate in business communications and a B.A. in journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Brett has presented at several literary conferences including:

In 2014, Brett won the Minnesota Instructor of the Year award selected by the Minnesota State College Student Association. He served as a contributing writer for the book, Management Lessons by Shakespeare, in June 2009. He published The Commoditization of Oscar Wilde in April 2010. In 2005, he won the University of St. Thomas Fellowship Award.

"Students learn best when they are engaged," Brett said, regarding his teaching philosophy. "I try to marry fun and humor with academic rigor in the classroom."

As for the best part of his job as a DCTC instructor, Brett enjoys the atmosphere at the college. "DCTC has an invigorating campus because we embrace fresh ideas, new technology and creative pedagogical approaches to teaching."

Brett's hobbies include reading, writing, Victorian studies, downhill skiing, traveling and poker.

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