Delila Omerbasic is a Professor of Practice in Liberal Arts and Sciences at SoPA, as well as the school’s Prior Learning Assessment coordinator. Dr. Omerbasic approaches learning as a lifelong process that takes place not only in schools, but also homes, communities, and workplaces. She is committed to fostering equitable learning opportunities that sustain and develop the breadth of knowledge students acquire across multiple learning spaces. She has more than 15 years of experience working in higher education and non-profit settings.
Most recently, she served as a postdoctoral research fellow here at Tulane, focusing on digital literacies and education of multilingual youth with immigrant and refugee backgrounds. Her work has been published in academic journals and book chapters and presented at education and literacy conferences. She also has experience as an instructional designer, editor, grant writer, academic program coordinator, and a youth mentor in afterschool programs. Dr. Omerbasic holds a Ph.D. in Education Culture & Society from the University of Utah, an M.S. in Education, a Master of Liberal Arts, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
The people! SoPA has some of the kindest, smartest, and most dedicated students, staff, and faculty I've ever worked with.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Eating, traveling, and hanging out with my family.