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Antione D. Tomlin, Ph.D.

Antione Tomlin laughing
Chair and Associate Professor
Academic Literacies
School of Liberal Arts


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
Language, Literacy and Culture 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

Master of Arts 
Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs 
Morgan State University 

Bachelor of Science 
Stevenson University 

Life and Engagement Coaching
Anne Arundel Community College

Teaching English as A Second Language
Anne Arundel Community College

Pathways to Teaching Adult Learners
Anne Arundel Community College

Professional Certified Coach
International Coach Federation

A Little More

Antione Tomlin believes in the value of education and has a passion for learning. That passion has led to a professional career spent mostly in higher education. Since 2018 he has taught in AACC’s Academic Literacies, EnglishTeacher Education and Communications departments. As Academic Literacies chair, he oversees a program that prepares students for success by teaching them how to critically evaluate academic texts and write at the college level.

He describes AACC students as “rock stars” who inspire him with their “motivation, dedication and grit.”

Tomlin doesn't just teach in the classroom, he also is a trained and certified Life and Engagement Coach and holds the professional certified coach credential issued by the International Coach Federation. This certification enables Tomlin to help AACC students find solutions to challenges and overcome any obstacles on their path to success. 

A native of Baltimore, Tomlin received his academic degrees from local institutions: a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Stevenson University; a Master of Arts in higher education administration and student affairs from Morgan State University; and a doctorate in language, literacy and culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His current research explores the experiences of Black male teachers in his hometown.



  • Tomlin, A. D. & Cupid, S. (Eds.). (2023). "Black experiences in higher education: Faculty, staff, and students." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed). (2022). "Working while black: The untold stories of student affairs practitioners." Information Age Publishing.
  • Goings, R. B., Cupid, S., Gardner, M., & Tomlin, A. D. (Eds.). (2022). "Dissertating during a pandemic: Narratives of success from scholars of color." Information Age Publishing.

Chapters in Books

  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022). I’m a black PhD, and I still have to fight! In Allen, A. & Stewart, J. (Eds.), "We are not okay: Black faculty experiences & higher education strategies." Cambridge University Press.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022). My black is too precious to crack!: The importance of self-care. In Clarke, K. (Ed.), "Self-Care and stress management for academic well-being." IGI Global.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Davis, L. (2022). Linguistic liberation: The experiences of black higher education professionals. In Decapua, S. (Ed.), "Global and transformative approaches toward linguistic diversity." IGI Global.
  • Goings, R. B., Cupid, S., Gardner, M., & Tomlin, A. D. (In press). Supporting doctoral students completing the dissertation during COVID19. In J. Michel (Ed.), "Teaching in turbulent times: Higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic." Rutgers University Press.

Book Reviews

  • Tomlin, A. D. (2023). [Review of the book "School: Questions about centering possibility in black education," by C. A. Warren]. Teachers College Record.

Works Submitted or In Preparation

  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed.). (In Press). "Black faculty do it all: A moment in the life of a blackademic." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed.). (In Press). "Don’t forget about the adjuncts." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed.). (Submitted). "Still working while black: The untold stories of student affairs practitioners." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Cupid, S. (Eds.). (Submitted). "Voices of the field: DEIA champions in higher education." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Hickman-Allen, L. (Submitted). Climate control: Creating equitable space for black students. In Marina, B. (Ed.), "Successful pathways for the well-being of black students." IGI Global.
  • Tomlin, A. D., Price, N., & Moss, L. (Submitted). Supporting students of color in language learning environments: Approaches from black community college faculty. In Becerra-Murillo, K. & Gamez, J. (Eds.), "Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Language Learning Environments." IGI Global.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Spencer, C. L. (Submitted). [Review of the book "Stakes is high: Trials, lessons, and triumphs in young black men’s educational journeys," by D. R. Brooms]. Teachers College Record.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Andrews, O. S. (Eds.). (In Prep). "When we hear them: Tools to attune teachers’ ears to voices of language-diverse learners." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Nowik, C. (Eds.). (In Prep). "Effective Alternative Assessment Practices in Higher Education." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D., Anderson, J., Brad, J., Gardner, A. & Spivey, J. (In Prep). Black Students, Black Space, Black Love. In Richardson, T. (Ed.), "Black grad: Navigating into Success in higher education."



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