Lila holds a Ph.D in English from Stony Brook University and worked in four writing centers prior to coming the the University of Michigan in 2011: she tutored writers at Penn State, the University of Delaware, Stony Brook, and the SUNY College at Old Westbury, and she served as the Assistant Director at the Stony Brook University Writing Center and the Outreach Specialist at the SUNY Old Westbury Writing Center.
Lila's research interests include writing center theory and practice, rhetorical theory, 20th- and 21st-century American literature, religion, postmodernism, and 9/11. She has given presentations at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference, the International Writing Centers Association conference, the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, and the Northeast Writing Centers Association conference. She has published in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, The John Updike Review, Recovering 9/11 in New York, Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Mentoring, One Hundred Years of Youth: A Bilingual Anthology of 20th Century Ukrainian Poetry, and Research/Penn State Magazine.
At Sweetland, Lila directs the Peer Tutoring Program and chairs the Peer Tutoring Committee. She sees writing centers and the dedicated tutors who work in them as the most valuable resource at the university.
Fields of Study/Research Interests
writing center theory and practice, rhetorical theory, 20th- and 21st-century American literature, religion, postmodernism, and 9/11.
- Writing 100
- Writing 300
- Writing 301