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Dr. Lila Holt


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
546 Min H. Kao Building
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Office Phone: 865-974-0233
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Computational Thinking
  • STEM and Critical Thinking Skills in Computer Science
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Organizational Learning


  • Ph.D. in Education, Instructional Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1992
  • B.A. in Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1981


Dr.Lila Holt received both the Ph.d. in Instructional Technology Education and the M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.  Interests include methods for teaching computer science and promoting STEM to encourage women in the field of computer science.   Current research includes the use of MakerSpaces to promote critical and computational thinking.   Additional research includes theoretical foundations, such as self-directed learning, to help adaptation to new technologies and innovations as changes in Computer Science and technology advance.

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