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University Hall 5065
(205) 934-4250

Research and Teaching Interests: Writing program administration, digital writing, multilingual composition

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm or by appointment


  • B.A., Cairo University, English
  • Master of English, The American University in Cairo
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Composition

Lilian Mina is Associate Professor of English in Rhetoric and Composition and the Director of the Composition Program. She is also the Vice President/President Elect of Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). Her research is situated in three major areas: digital writing, writing program administration, and multilingual composition. Her research in digital writing focuses on multimodal composing, teachers’ use of digital technologies, and using social media in teaching writing. Meanwhile, her research in writing program administration is focused on professional development of writing instructors, programmatic assessment, and reflective practices in teacher training programs. Finally, her research in multilingual composition is centered around multilingual writers’ experiences and response to (digital) pedagogies in the writing classroom. She has published articles in Computers & Composition, Composition Forum and book chapters in multiple books from university presses.

  • Select Publications
    • Toward More Sustainable Metaphors of Writing Program Administration. (2022). Co-edited with Lydia Wilkes and Patti Poblete. Utah State University Press.
    • “Technology Professional Development of Writing Faculty: The Expectations and the Needs.” (2020). Composition Forum 43.
    • “Analyzing and Theorizing Teachers’ Approaches to Using New Media Technologies.” (2019). Computers & Composition, 52 (1-16).
    • “The Archive as Intervention for Teaching Reflection.” (2019). The Archive as Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives., edited by Kathryn Comer et al., Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.