Dr. Hauptmann, a native Floridian, has taught at PBA since 2012. Previously, Dr. Hauptmann taught English at the middle school and high school levels. He currently teaches English composition courses in the general education program and teacher education courses for education majors. In 2016, he earned a doctorate in reading education from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Hauptmann has presented research at the Florida Council of Teachers of English conference and regularly serves as a committee member for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). Dr. Hauptmann’s research interests include literacy acquisition and development, and composition.