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Antione D. Tomlin, Ph.D.

Antione Tomlin laughing
Associate Professor and Director of Academic Literacies Lab
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 the director of the Academic Literacies Lab, 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's personal core values include autonomy, flexibility, learning, respect, transparency, honesty and fun. He says he lives and breathes principles that not only shape his life but also guide his interactions with others. A proud native of Baltimore, these values have been his compass in navigating life's journey.

A first-generation undergraduate and graduate student himself, Tomlin recognizes the transformative power of education, a value intricately tied to his passion for continuous learning. This passion steered him toward a career in higher education, where he's been teaching English since 2013. For Tomlin, the classroom is an ever-inspiring space filled with dedicated students who continually fuel his curiosity and growth.

Beyond teaching, he is also a trained and certified life and engagement coach, proudly holding the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). He runs his own coaching venture, Best AT Coaching! LLC.

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 and brown faculty, staff and students in higher education.



  • 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.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed.). (2023). "Don’t forget about the adjuncts." Information Age Publishing.
  • Tomlin, A. D. (Ed.). (2023). "Black faculty do it all: A moment in the life of a blackademic." 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.
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Spencer, C. L. (2023). [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.

Works Submitted or In Preparation

  • 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., 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., Anderson, J., Brad, J., Gardner, A. & Spivey, J. (Accepted). Who said that?!: Voices of black grads. In Richardson, T. (Ed.), "Black grad: Navigating into Success in higher education."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Nowik, C. (Eds.). (Submitted). "Effective Alternative Assessment Practices 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. & Andrews, O. S. (Eds.). (In Prep). "When we hear them: Tools to attune teachers’ ears to voices of language-diverse learners." Information Age Publishing.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Works

  • Tomlin, A. D. & Vance, D. (2023, March 29). Building Professional Relationships as a Doctoral Candidate. "Interfolio." 
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Rudham, G. (2023, February 28). Tips for Getting Organized and Organizing Academic Documents. "Interfolio." 
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Wilson, T. (2023, January 30). Starting the Year Off Strong: Tips for Streamlining Your Job Search Process. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Davis, L. (2022, September 22). Tips for Faculty and First-Year Graduate Students. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Smith, H. (2022, August 12). 4 Crucial Tips to Consider when Applying to Graduate School. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022, July 25) Core Values and Coaching with Antione Tomlin and Jen Lara. "The Jen Den."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022, July 13). Strategies for Packaging an Effective Faculty Job Application. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Senn-Carter, D. (2022, May 31). 4 Tips for Drafting an Exceptional Faculty Applicant’s Letter of Recommendation. "Interfolio."
  • Mallinson, C., & Hudley, A. H. C., & Tomlin, A. D. (2022, April 21). What All Black College Students and Faculty Who Work with Them Deserve to Know About Black Language. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022, February 11). Living Life on the Tenure-Track with Flexibility, Autonomy, and Sanity. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2022, January 12). 4 Strategies to Foster Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, December 3). 5 Ways to be Competitive When Working as An Adjunct. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Hoey, D. M. (2021, October 19). 4 Tips for Gaining/Progressing in an Administrative Appointment. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, September 22). Mastering The Adjunct Flow at Multiple Colleges. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, July 29) Tell Me This Podcast with Antione Tomlin, Summer of Coaching: Dr. and Coach Antione. "Tell Me This."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, July 5). Looking to Become Faculty? What Doctoral Students and Postdocs Should Know. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, June 28). Writing A Great Recommendation Letter: It is A Process. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. & Brad, J. C. (2021, May 24). A Foundational Guide for Mentoring Students. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2021, April 23). Preparation Is Key: What to Expect When Applying for Tenure-Track Positions. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D., Colbert, G. L., & Spivey, J. (2021, March 11). Thriving Despite the Challenges: Tips for HBCU Students and Faculty. "Interfolio."
  • Tomlin, A. D. (2020, December 6) LIFT Your Story Podcast with Antione Tomlin, Life Coach, with Perspective on Gender, Race, and Literacy. "LIFT Your Story."
  • Goings, R. B. & Tomlin, A. D. (2020, September 14). Dissertating During COVID: Three Tips for Doctoral Students and Faculty. "Interfolio." 


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