Sheila Boland Chira, Director & Senior Lecturer of English


Sheila Boland Chira joined the faculty at UVM in 1999 and has taught courses in American literary history, literary theory, race and ethnicity in literary studies, and composition. In 2018, she became the Director of UVM’s Undergraduate Writing Center. Sheila's enthusiasm for the rigors and rewards of writing pedagogy, practice, and support dates from her days teaching in New York University's acclaimed Expository Writing Program.

Sheila's Office Location: 302A Howe Memorial Library


Call Sheila: 802-656-7963

April Christenson, Program Coordinator


April joined the Writing in the Disciplines Program in 2016. As Program Coordinator, she provides operational and budget support, coordinates events, and manages communications, including program materials and the websites, for WID and the UVM Writing Centers. April holds a BA in biology from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to this position at UVM, she provided medical office support and owned her own business.

April's Office Location: 302C Howe Memorial Library


Call April: 802-656-1958

Tutor & Mentor Staff

The Undergraduate Writing Center is staffed by 40-50 peer-tutors each fall and spring semester.  Their dedication to the center, students, and their own learning process makes them invaluable.  Meet the tutors who staff the Undergraduate Writing Center!

Appointment Information


We are open Sunday through Friday, from the second week of classes through the last day of classes, each fall and spring semester; we are closed during the summer.  See the appointment calendar for available times.

Tutoring Location

Ground Floor of Howe Library: Down the main stairway and to the right, or take the Circulation elevator down, turn left and follow straight past main stairway..

Contact Information

Administrative Phone:
(802) 656-1958


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