Professor Nilon received her Ph.D. in English from Temple in 1993 and has taught Writing and English at many colleges and universities. She was Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Temple from 1997-2002. She served as Director of Basic Writing at Temple from 1995-1996 and Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program from 1996-1997. She played a key role in reforming the Composition component of the undergraduate curriculum at Temple. She came to Temple as a Writing Specialist in 2001.
In 2002, Professor Nilon began teaching legal research and writing to International LL.M. students. Her legal research and writing courses include a “total immersion” assignment where students argue before a panel of Federal Judges. Professor Nilon also teaches the scholarly writing process to students in the International LL.M Program. In addition, she teaches legal research and writing to students from Temple’s Master of Law’s Program at the Beijing campus and during their eight-week semester in Philadelphia. She is the Director of the Writing Center for International Programs.