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 candidate (of ABD status), the Assistant Director of the University Writing Center, and an Adjunct Professor in English at St. John’s University. She is also the former Assistant Director of Writing Across Communities and an executive board member on the English Graduate Organizing Committee.

In the years preceding her enrollment in the Ph.D. program, Tina taught various courses at St. John’s University including Literature in a Global Context, Study of British Literature, First-Year Writing and Introduction to Critical Writing. She recently designed and taught Introduction to #Bigger6 Romanticism. Her teaching career began years ago as a middle school and high school English teacher.

Tina’s research interests are focused in composition and rhetoric, specifically rhetorical agency in writing communities, and the poetry, letters and essays of late eighteenth- early nineteenth century British and #Bigger6 Romanticism (@Bigger6Romantix). Her dissertation examines how activist scholars use their social justice literacies to influence an ethics of collaboration within writing communities.

She has presented her ideas at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Modern Language Association (MLA), International Writing Center Association Conference (IWCA), International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), National Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference (NASSR), Keats Foundation Bicentenary Conferences, Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism Conference at UC: Boulder and various regional MLAs.

As a community representative, Tina assists with the planning and facilitation of the Arts in Education programming for her local school district. 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 high school-based audience.

Tina may be reached at: iemmat@stjohns.edu