Tina M. Iemma



Tina M. Iemma


B.A. in English, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Scholar Abroad in English Literature, Hertford College, Oxford University

M.A. in English, St. John’s University


Tina M. Iemma is a doctoral fellow in the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John’s University. She is currently assisting with the operation of the University Writing Center.

In the years preceding her enrollment in the Ph.D. program, Tina taught various sections of Literature in a Global Context, Study of British Literature, First-Year Writing and Introduction to Critical Writing as an adjunct professor within the English Department and Institute for Writing Studies at St. John’s University. However, her teaching career began years ago as a high school English teacher.

Her research interests are focused in composition and rhetoric, specifically composition pedagogy, and late eighteenth century-early nineteenth century British poetry and essays.

In her spare time, Tina plans and facilitates the Arts in Education programming for her local school district. These programs include anti-bullying campaigns, author visits, special concerts/performances, free family events, and disability awareness programs. As a volunteer in this capacity, she works directly with teachers, school administrators and BOCES to implement the best projects and events for the elementary through middle school-based audience.

Tina may be reached at: iemmat@stjohns.edu